I would like to know if there is a term for the following situation/fact:
For a certain situation, for a certain country there is a law, and because I live in this country I have to adhere to it.
But sometimes there is a higher law, the inner law in someones heart / understanding, to act according to this, which is opposite to the law of the country.
So there is some kind of "overruling" by the "inner" law.
For example: My country is in war with another one (only an example). I'm in the army. The military law says that I have to fight. But my inner law says "no" to it.
In jurisprudence there are lots of terms for such situations. Is there a term for this? Maybe something like "priority of conscience", maybe a latin expression?
Thanks a lot in advance