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Published: 27 August 2015

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780198744412

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The Law of State Immunity

Third Edition

Hazel Fox, QC and Philippa Webb

Oxford International Law Library

  • A revised and updated third edition of this highly regarded and comprehensive guide, providing new analysis of recent developments in relation to state immunity
  • Demonstrates how the doctrine of state immunity has developed, assessing the theoretical and practical features of a plea of immunity by a foreign state
  • Contains both conceptual analysis and detailed examination of case law, the relevant international treaties, and domestic laws
  • Offers detailed comparative coverage of the UK and US domestic legislation
  • Considers the relationship between State immunity and human rights conventions

New to this Edition:

  • Includes new material on recent developments and cases, including Jones v UK (ECtHR), Kazemi v Iran (Canada), and Judgment 238 of 22 October 2014 (Italian Constitutional Court)
  • Investigates how state immunity is now entering into a new phase using immunity to allocate adjudicative and enforcement jurisdiction between the territorial state and the foreign state
  • Takes account of ongoing changes with regard to enforcement of arbitral awards to which a foreign state is party and of judgments relating to non-immune matters given against foreign states
  • Fully restructured to make the book more coherent and accessible to both academics and practitioners

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