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List of Abbreviations

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

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, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Subscriber: null; date: 10 December 2022

States

  • Arg

    Argentina

  • Aus

    Australia

  • Aut

    Austria

  • Bel

    Belgium

  • Bot

    Botswana

  • BSSR

    Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

  • Can

    Canada

  • Col

    Colombia

  • Fin

    Finland

  • Fra

    France

  • FRG

    Federal Republic of Germany

  • GDR

    German Democratic Republic

  • Gre

    Greece

  • Ire

    Republic of Ireland

  • Isr

    Israel

  • Ita

    Italy

  • Jpn

    Japan

  • Mal

    Malaysia

  • Mex

    Mexico

  • Nga

    Nigeria

  • Nor

    Norway

  • Nth

    Netherlands

  • NZ

    New Zealand

  • Pak

    Pakistan

  • Pol

    Poland

  • Por

    Portugal

  • PRC

    People’s Republic of China

  • Qat

    Qatar

  • Rus

    Russian Federation

  • SA

    Republic of South Africa

  • Sing

    Singapore

  • Slo

    Slovenia

  • Spa

    Spain

  • Swi

    Switzerland

  • UK

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • US

    United States of America

  • USSR

    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

(p. xxvi) Courts

  • 1st Cir./2nd Cir./etc

    US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit/Second Circuit/etc

  • CA

    Court of Appeal

  • CC

    Constitutional Court

  • CFA

    Court of Final Appeal

  • CoC

    Court of Cassation

  • CoJ

    Court of Justice

  • CS

    Council of State

  • DC

    District Court

  • DC Cir.

    Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

  • DDC

    District Court for the District of Columbia

  • EAT

    Employment Appeal Tribunal

  • ECtHR

    European Court of Human Rights

  • ECtHR (GC)

    European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber)

  • EWCA

    Court of Appeal of England and Wales

  • EWHC

    High Court of England and Wales

  • Ex. Mag.

    Examining Magistrate

  • FCC

    Federal Constitutional Court

  • FLC

    Federal Labour Court

  • FT

    Federal Tribunal

  • HC

    High Court

  • HL

    House of Lords (Judicial Committee)

  • IC

    Industrial Court

  • ICJ

    International Court of Justice

  • IRC

    Industrial Relations Court

  • IRComm

    Industrial Relations Commission

  • LC

    Labour Court

  • LT

    Labour Tribunal

  • MC

    Magistrates’ Court

  • RLC

    Regional Labour Court

  • SC

    Supreme Court

  • SCJ

    Supreme Court of Justice

  • SDC

    Sub-District Court

  • SDNY

    District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • SD Tex

    District Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • SPC

    Superior Provincial Court

  • TGI

    Tribunal de Grande Instance

Other bodies

  • AALCC

    Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee

  • AALCO

    Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization

  • CAHDI

    Committee of Legal Advisors on Public International Law (Council of Europe)

  • HKSAR

    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • (p. xxvii) ICSID

    International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

  • ILA

    International Law Association

  • ILC

    International Law Commission

  • IMF

    International Monetary Fund

  • ITC

    International Tin Council

  • OAS

    Organization of American States

  • OSCE

    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

  • PCA

    Permanent Court of Arbitration

  • UNCITRAL

    United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

  • UNESCO

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Treaties

  • ECHR

    Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, CETS No. 005 (‘European Convention on Human Rights’)

  • ECSI

    European Convention on State Immunity, Basel, 16 May 1972, 1495 UNTS 182

  • ICJ Statute

    Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945

  • UN Charter

    Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26 June 1945

  • UNCLOS

    United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

  • UNCSI

    United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, New York, 2 December 2004, UN doc. A/RES/59/38, Annex (‘UN Convention on State Immunity’)

  • VCLT

    Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, 1155 UNTS 331

Legislation

  • ACJJFS (Jpn)

    Act on the Civil Jurisdiction of Japan with respect to a Foreign State, etc (Japan)

  • FSIA (US)

    Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (US)

  • FStIA (Aus)

    Foreign States Immunities Act (Australia)

  • FStIA (SA)

    Foreign States Immunities Act (South Africa)

  • FSIL (Isr)

    Foreign States Immunity Law (Israel)

  • IFSJAC (Arg)

    Immunity of Foreign States from the Jurisdiction of the Argentinean Courts (Argentina)

  • SIA (Can)

    State Immunity Act (Canada)

  • SIA (Sing)

    State Immunity Act (Singapore)

  • SIA (UK)

    State Immunity Act (UK)

  • SIO (Pak)

    State Immunity Ordinance (Pakistan)

(p. xxviii) Documents

Council of Europe

  • Expl. Rep.ECSI

    Explanatory Report on the European Convention on State Immunity (Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 1972)

General Assembly

  • Draft UNCSI

    Draft United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, 1–5 March 2004, GAOR, Fifty-ninth Session, Supplement No. 22, UN doc. A/59/22, Annex

  • 1992 report Sixth Committee Working Group

    Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: Report of the Working Group, GAOR, Forty-seventh session, Sixth Committee, Agenda item 130, UN doc. A/C.6/47/L.10 (3 November 1992)

  • 1993 report Sixth Committee Working Group

    Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: Report of the Working Group, GAOR, Forty-eighth session, Sixth Committee, Agenda item 147, UN doc. A/C.6/48/L.4 (11 November 1993)

  • Report Sixth Committee informal consultations

    Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: Informal consultations held pursuant to General Assembly decision 48/413, GAOR, Forty-ninth session, Sixth Committee, Agenda item 143, UN doc. A/C.6/49/L.2 (4 October 1994)

  • 1999 report Chairman Sixth Committee Working Group

    Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: Report of the Chairman of the Working Group, Fifty-Fourth session, Sixth Committee, Agenda item 152, UN doc. A/C.6/54/L.12 (12 November 1999)

  • 2000 report Chairman Sixth Committee Working Group

    Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: Report of the Chairman of the Working Group, Fifty-fifth session, Sixth Committee, Agenda item 157, UN doc. A/C.6/55/L.12 (10 November 2000)

  • 2002 report Ad Hoc Committee

    Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, GAOR, Fifty-seventh Session Supplement No. 22, UN doc. A/57/22 (4–15 February 2002)

  • (p. xxix) 2003 report Ad Hoc Committee

    Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, GAOR, Fifty-eighth Session Supplement No. 22, UN doc. A/58/22 (24–28 February 2003)

  • 2004 report Ad Hoc Committee

    Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, GAOR, Fifty-ninth Session Supplement No. 22, UN doc. A/59/22 (1–5 March 2004)

  • 2004 report Sixth Committee

    Convention on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property: Report of the Sixth Committee, GAOR, Fifty-ninth Session, Agenda item 142, UN doc. A/59/508 (30 November 2004)

  • Suggestions of the Chairman

    Suggestions of the Chairman, UN doc. A/AC.262/2004/DP.1 (27 February 2004)

  • Statement Chairman Ad Hoc Committee

    Statement of the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property introducing to the Sixth Committee the draft Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, GAOR, Fifty-ninth Session, Sixth Committee, 13th meeting, 25 October 2004, UN doc. A/C.6/59/SR.13 and Corr. 1

Institut de Droit International

  • Institut resolution

    Institut de Droit International, Contemporary Problems Concerning the Immunity of States in Relation to Questions of Jurisdiction and Enforcement, Basel Session 1991, 64 Annuaire de l’Institut de Droit International (1992), vol. II, 389

International Law Association

  • ILA Draft Articles

    International Law Association’s Draft Articles for a Convention on State Immunity, adopted in Montreal, 29 August–4 September 1982, reproduced in International Law Association, Report of the Sixtieth Conference, 5–10; 22 ILM 287

  • ILA Revised Draft Articles

    International Law Association’s Revised Draft Articles for a Convention on State Immunity, adopted in Buenos Aires, 14–20 August 1994, reproduced in International Law Association, Report of the Sixty-sixth Conference, 21–27, 45–99

International Law Commission

Texts

  • Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts

    Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, UN doc. A/RES/56/83, Annex (28 January 2002)

  • (p. xxx) Draft articles

    Draft Articles on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1991, vol. II(2), 13

  • ILC commentary

    Commentary on Draft Articles on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1991, vol. II(2), 13

  • ILC commentary DALT

    Draft Articles on the Law of Treaties with commentaries, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1966, vol. II, 187

Sessional Reports of the Commission

  • Report ILC, tenth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its tenth session, UN doc. A/3859 (28 April to 4 July 1958), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1958, vol. II, 78

  • Report ILC, thirtieth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirtieth session, UN doc. A/33/10 (8 May to 28 July 1978), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1978, vol. II(2), 152

  • Report ILC, thirty-first session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-first session, UN doc. A/34/10 (14 May to 3 August 1979), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1979, vol. II(2), 166

  • Report ILC, thirty-second session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-second session, UN doc. A/35/10 (5 May to 25 July 1980), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1980, vol. II(2), 99

  • Report ILC, thirty-third session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-third session, UN doc. A/36/10 (4 May to 24 July 1981), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1981, vol. II(2), 200

  • Report ILC, thirty-fourth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-fourth session, UN doc. A/37/10 (3 May to 23 July 1982), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1982, vol. II(2), 157

  • Report ILC, thirty-fifth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-fifth session, UN doc. A/38/10 (3 May to 22 July 1983), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1983, vol. II(2), 17

  • Report ILC, thirty-sixth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-sixth session, UN doc. A/39/10 (May to 22 July 1984), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1984, vol. II(2), 58

  • (p. xxxi) Report ILC, thirty-seventh session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-seventh session, UN doc. A/40/10 (6 May to 26 July 1985), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1985, vol. II (2), 51

  • Report ILC, thirty-eighth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-eighth session, UN doc. A/41/10 (5 May to 11 July 1986), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1986, vol. II(2), 7

  • Report ILC, thirty-ninth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its thirty-ninth session, UN doc. A/42/10 (4 May-17 July 1987), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1987, vol. II(2), 53

  • Report ILC, fortieth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fortieth session, UN doc. A/43/10, (9 May to 29 July 1988), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1988 vol. II(2), 495

  • Report ILC, forty-first session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-first session, UN doc. A/44/10 (2 May to 21 July 1989), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1989, vol. II(2), 97

  • Report ILC, forty-second session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-second session, UN doc. A/45/10 (1 May to 20 July 1990), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1990, vol. II(2), 31

  • Report ILC, forty-third session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-third session, UN doc. A/46/10 (29 April to 19 July 1991), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1991, vol. II(2), 12

  • Report ILC, fifty-first session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-first session, UN doc. A/54/10 (3 May to 23 July 1999), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1999, vol. II(2), 127

  • Report ILC, fifty-eighth session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-eighth session, UN doc. A/61/10 (1 May to 9 June and 3 July to 11 August 2006)

  • Report ILC, sixty-third session

    Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-third session, UN doc. A/66/10 (26 April to 3 June and 4 July to 12 August 2011)

Reports of Special Rapporteurs

  • Preliminary report Sucharitkul

    Preliminary report on the topic of jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/323 (18 June 1979), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1979, vol. II(1), 227

  • (p. xxxii) Second report Sucharitkul

    Second report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/331 and Add.1 (11 April and 30 June 1980), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1980, vol. II(1), 199

  • Third report Sucharitkul

    Third report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/340 & Corr.1 and Add.1 & Corr.1 (27 March and 18 May 1981), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1981, vol. II(1), 125

  • Fourth report Sucharitkul

    Fourth report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/357 and Corr.1 (31 March 1982), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1982, vol. II(1), 199

  • Fifth report Sucharitkul

    Fifth report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/363 & Corr.1 and Add.1 & Corr.1 (22 March and 11 April 1983), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1983, vol. II(1), 25

  • Sixth report Sucharitkul

    Sixth report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/376 and Add.1 and 2 (31 January and 18 April 1984), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1984, vol. II(1), 5

  • Seventh report Sucharitkul

    Seventh report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/388 and Corr.1 (E only) & Corr.2 (F only) (28 March 1985), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1985, vol. II(1), 21

  • Eighth report Surchartikul

    Eighth report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Sompong Sucharitkul, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/396 and Corr.1 (3 March 1986), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1986, vol. II(1), 21

  • Preliminary report Ogiso

    Preliminary report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Motoo Ogiso, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/415 and Corr.1 (20 May 1988), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1988, vol. II(1), 96

  • Second report Ogiso

    Second report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Motoo Ogiso, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/422 & Corr.1 and Add.1 & Corr.1 (11 and 24 April 1989), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1989, vol. II(1), 59

  • (p. xxxiii) Third report Ogiso

    Third report on jurisdictional immunities of States and their property, by Mr Motoo Ogiso, Special Rapporteur, UN doc. A/CN.4/431 and Corr.1 (11 April 1990), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1990, vol. II(1), 3

Reports of Working Groups

  • 1999 report ILC Working Group

    Report of the Working Group on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, in Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fifty-first session, UN doc. A/54/10 (3 May to 23 July 1999), reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1999, vol. II(2), 1, Annex.

Other UN Bodies

  • Summary of Practice of the Secretary-General as Depositary

    UN Office of Legal Affairs (Treaty Section), Summary of Practice of the Secretary-General as Depositary of Multilateral Treaties, UN doc. ST/LEG/7/Rev.1 (1999)

  • Treaty Handbook

    UN Office of Legal Affairs (Treaty Section), Treaty Handbook (2006), UN Sales No. E.02.V.2

  • Final Clauses Handbook

    UN Office of Legal Affairs (Treaty Section), Final Clauses of Multilateral Treaties: Handbook (2003), UN Sales No. E.04.V.3

  • United Nations Juridical Yearbook 1973

    United Nations Juridical Yearbook 1973, UN Sales No. E.75.V.1

  • United Nations Juridical Yearbook 1974

    United Nations Juridical Yearbook 1974, UN Sales No. E.76.V.1

Other Bodies

  • Inter-American Draft Convention

    Inter-American Draft Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States, OEA/Ser.G-CP/doc. 1352/83, 30 March 1983

Journals

  • AJIL

    American Journal of International Law

  • AJIL Supp

    Supplement to the American Journal of International Law

  • ASIL Procs

    Proceedings of the American Society of International Law

  • BYIL

    British Year Book of International Law

  • Chinese JIL

    Chinese Journal of International Law

  • EJIL

    European Journal of International Law

  • ICLQ

    International and Comparative Law Quarterly

  • IYIL

    Italian Yearbook of International Law

  • JDI

    Journal de Droit International

  • (p. xxxiv) LQR

    Law Quarterly Review

  • NYIL

    Netherlands Yearbook of International Law

  • Polish YIL

    Polish Yearbook of International Law

  • RBDI

    Revue Belge de Droit International

  • RdC

    Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de Droit International de La Haye

  • REDI

    Revista española de derecho internacional / Revue espagnole de droit international

  • RIAA

    Reports of International Arbitral Awards

  • YILC

    Yearbook of the International Law Commission