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Historical Background to the Convention

Gerhard Hafner

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.date: 03 December 2022

Subject(s):
Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Codification — Treaties, interpretation — Travaux préparatoires
The adoption of the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property marked the culmination of a long process of codification of the rules of State immunity.1 The following contribution recalls the main stages of that process, focusing in particular on the work of the International Law Commission, of the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, and of the General Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property. Its aim is to sketch out a time-line, furnishing a concise summary...
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