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Part II The Sources of the Law of State Immunity, 9 The 2004 UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property: General Aspects

Hazel Fox, Philippa Webb

From: The Law of State Immunity (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition)

Hazel Fox, QC, Philippa Webb

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2024

Subject(s):
Diplomatic immunity — Heads of state and other senior officials — Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Immunity from jurisdiction, waiver — Consent to jurisdiction — Customary international law — Codification — Territoriality — Jurisdiction of states, adjudicative — Jurisdiction of states, enforcement

This chapter provides a general description of UNCSI, the travaux préparatoires relating to the work of the International Law Commission (ILC) and the discussions in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sixth (Legal) Committee, and the exclusions, omissions, final clauses, as follows: the legislative history, which covers the ILC's work and its consideration in the UN; the status of the Convention; the Convention's relation to other international conventions; interpretation of the Convention; the structure of the Convention; the general rule of immunity in the Convention; the exclusions and matters omitted from the Convention; a general assessment of the Convention; and its implementation by States who have ratified the Convention.

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