1 Amidst an underdeveloped setting in general public international law on the subject matter of state immunity, the Council of Europe (COE) engaged in a six-year process of drafting the European Convention on State Immunity (1972) (‘ECSI’ or ‘European Convention’), which was opened to signature at the VIIth Conference of European Ministers of Justice in Basel, Switzerland, in 1972. The ECSI entered into force after its third ratification, on 11 June 1976. Its current States Parties are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, and...
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