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The state immunity controversy in international law : private suits against sovereign states in domestic courts

Author: Ernest K Bankas
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005.
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Shows through an analysis of the law that restrictive immunity does not have vox populi in developing countries, and that it lacks uses. The author also argues that forum law, the lex fori is a creature of sovereignty and between equals before the law, only what is understood as law among states must be applied in the legal system is horizontal.
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Bankas, Ernest K. (Ernest Kwasi).
State immunity controversy in international law.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2005
(DLC) 2005927488
(OCoLC)60846356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest K Bankas
ISBN: 9783540278832 3540278834 3540256954 9783540256953
OCLC Number: 262680775
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Durham.
Includes text of legislation and treaties.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 541 p.)
Contents: The Origins of Absolute Immunity of States; The Development of Sovereign Immunity; The Privileges and Immunities of States; Restrictive Immunity in U.S. and U.K. Courts; Private Suits Against African States in Foreign Courts; African States and the Practice of State Immunity; The ILC Report On Jurisdictional Immunities of States; State Immunity and Certain Unresolved Problems; State Immunity and Violation of International Law; UN Draft Convention on State Immunity; The Current Law of State Immunity; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ernest K. Bankas.
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