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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The State Immunity Controversy in International Law: Private Suits Against Sovereign States in Domestic Courts

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ISBN13: 9783642065125
Published: October 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2005)
Price: £233.50



Despatched in 11 to 13 days.

The author shows through a careful analysis of the law that restrictive immunity does not have vox populi in developing countries, and that it lacks usus.

He also argues that forum law, i.e. the lex fori is a creature of sovereignty and between equals before the law, only what is understood and acknowledged as law among states must be applied in as much as the international legal system is horizontal.