- Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Act of state — Comity — Act of state doctrine — Sovereignty — Recognition — Diplomatic immunity
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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...