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Part I Introduction, Article 1

Christian J. Tams, Roger O’Keefe

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: 22 September 2023

Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Immunity from jurisdiction — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and)
The present Convention applies to the immunity of a State and its property from the jurisdiction of the courts of another State. It is not unusual for the opening operative provision of a multilateral standard-setting treaty to comprise a general statement delineating the treaty’s scope.1 This is the form and ostensible function of Article 1 of the Convention. But like numerous provisions of its sort,2 it says little more than what might otherwise be gleaned from the succeeding provisions of the treaty. Rather than meaningfully circumscribing the application of...
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