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State Immunity
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

State Immunity

Peter-Tobias Stoll

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2020

Subject(s):
Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Act of state — Comity — Act of state doctrine — Sovereignty — Recognition — Diplomatic immunity

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 State immunity protects a State and its property from the jurisdiction of the courts of another State. It covers administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings (jurisdictional immunity), as well as enforcement measures (enforcement immunity). It reflects the sovereign equality of States as a main pillar of the contemporary international legal order. State immunity is closely related to but distinct from diplomatic immunity and the immunity of heads of States as well as the immunity of international organizations (Immunity, Diplomatic; International...
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