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Reporter(s)

Theodosia Papazikou

Surkis and ors v Poroshenko and Gontareva, Judgment, [2021] EWHC 2512 (Comm), ILDC 3311 (UK 2021), 22nd September 2021, United Kingdom; England and Wales; High Court [EWHC]; King's Bench Division [KBD]; Commercial Court

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 December 2022

Whether the legality of a foreign act, its motives, and/or the context in which it was made were to be considered in determining the application of state immunity.

Whether the aspect of the act of state doctrine according to which domestic courts would not question a foreign state’s executive act effective within the territory of that state was applicable only in expropriation claims.

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