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The law of state immunity

Author: Hazel Fox; Philippa Webb
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Series: Oxford international law library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Although the restrictive doctrine now permits States to be sued in national courts for their commercial transactions, the doctrine of State immunity remains controversial, particularly by reason of high-profile national and international decisions such as Pinochet and Arrest Warrant. Despite the International Court's ruling in the 2012 Jurisdictional Immunities case that the plea of State immunity is procedural and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Fox; Philippa Webb
ISBN: 9780199647064 0199647062
OCLC Number: 840431522
Description: xliv, 645 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The institution of proceedings and the nature of the plea of state immunity --
The three models of the concept of state immunity --
The plea of state immunity distinguished from the act of state and non-justiciability --
State immunity and jurisdiction : immunity from the civil and criminal jurisdiction of national courts --
A review of the sources : treaties and projects for codification --
The restrictive doctrine of state immunity : its recognition in state practice --
English law : the UK State Immunity Act 1978 --
US law : the Foreign Sovereignty Immunities Act 1976 --
The 2004 UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property : general aspects --
The definition of the foreign state --
The consent of the foreign state : waiver and the arbitration exception --
The concept of commerciality --
Immunity from adjudication : the proceedings in which immunity cannot be invoked, the commercial and other exceptions --
Immunity from adjudication : the employment exception in respect of (1) a foreign state and (2) an international organization --
Immunity from adjudication : the territorial tort exception --
State immunity from enforcement : general aspects --
The three exceptions to immunity from enforcement and the five categories of state property listed as immune --
Immunity of individuals acting on behalf of the state --
International organizations and special regimes --
Taking stock.
Series Title: Oxford international law library.
Responsibility: Hazel Fox, CMG, QC ; Philippa Webb.
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The doctrine of state immunity bars national courts from adjudicating or enforcing claims against foreign states. This updated edition of this book provides a thorough analysis of the doctrine,  Read more...

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