Par in Perem non habet


Its literal meaning is that an equal has no power over an equal.


The Legal maxim “Par in Perem non habet” is applied under International law on the concept that no State will have dominion control over the sovereignty of other states. The Constitution of the United Nations organization under the International law is based on this maxim wherein sovereignty of all of the member states are equal and under the Charter, no State has dominant power over other States. Thus, all States rather nations are equal. There are two consequences of this maxim:-

  1. No State can claim its supremacy on any other State; and
  2. No Court of any State can interfere with the administrative functions of any other state