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State Immunity in International Law

ISBN13: 9780521844017
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £109.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107535831

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This book examines a crucial area of international law, namely the exemption enjoyed by States from legal proceedings before foreign national courts.

On the basis of judicial decisions, governmental statements, international legal instruments, the book traces the historical development of the relevant doctrine and practice, critically analyses the rationale for immunity and closely inspects such important issues as commercial transactions, contracts of employment, the enforcement of judgments and the interaction between State immunity and human rights.

It intends to provide information and guidance for practitioners, academics and students alike.

Public International Law
1. The history of state immunity
2. General principles
3. Commercial activity
4. Contracts of employment
5. Non-commercial torts
6. Separate entities
7. Expropriation
8. Waiver of immunity
9. Measures of constraint
10. State immunity and human rights violations
11. The genesis of the UN convention
General conclusions.