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Part III Proceedings in which State Immunity cannot be Invoked, Article 15

Andrew Dickinson

From: The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary

Edited By: Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2023

Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Treaties, application — Treaties, interpretation — Immunity from jurisdiction, international organizations — Responsibility of international organizations
Article 15 of the Convention, a provision whose complexity outweighs its likely practical significance, governs the immunity of a State in its capacity as a participant in a company or other collective body in respect of proceedings in a foreign court concerning the State’s relations with the body or with other participants in it. The provision addresses, in other words, dealings by a State which, by and large, could aptly be characterized as commercial in nature, although it must be considered separately from the rules on commercial transactions in Article 10.1...
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