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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

European Convention on State Immunity (1972)

Roger O’Keefe

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2022

Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Military assistance — Unification

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 When opened for signature in Basle on 16 May 1972 under the auspices of the Council of Europe (COE), the European Convention on State Immunity (‘ECSI’) was the first multilateral treaty of a general nature to establish, in the words of its preamble, common rules relating to the scope of the immunity of one State from the jurisdiction of the courts of another (State Immunity; Treaties). Until the adoption of the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property (2004) (‘Jurisdictional Immunities Convention’), it was the only such...
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