The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property PDF ePub eBook

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The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property free pdf State immunity, the idea that a state, including its individual organs, officials and other emanations, may not be proceeded against in the courts of another state in certain instances, has long been and remains a source of international controversy. Although customary international law no longer recognizes the absolute immunity of states from foreign judicial process, the evolution of the contemporary notion of restrictive state immunity over the past fifty years has been an uncoordinated and contested process, leading to disputes between states. The adoption, in 2004, of the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property has significantly contributed to reaching consensus among states on this fundamental question of international law. This book provides article-by-article commentary on the text of the Convention, complemented by a small number of cross-cutting chapters highlighting general issues beyond the scope of any single provision, such as the theoretical underpinnings of state immunity, the distinction between immunity from suit and immunity from execution, the process leading to the adoption of the Convention, and the general understanding that the Convention does not extend to criminal matters. It presents a systematic analysis of the Convention, taking into account its drafting history, relevant state practice (including the considerable number of national statutes and judicial decisions on state immunity), and any international judicial or arbitral decisions on point.

About Roger O'Keefe

Antonios Tzanakopoulos is a University Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Anne's College. Prior to that he was a Lecturer in Public International Law at University College London. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford and Glasgow. He studied law in Athens, New York, and Oxford. Antonios is a qualified lawyer with the Athens Bar in Greece, Associate Editor for the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, and collaborateur scientifique of the Hellenic Institute for International and Foreign Law.

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Author : Roger O'Keefe
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 04 April 2013
ISBN : 0199601836
EAN : 9780199601837
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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