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International Immunities

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This chapter talks about international immunities and is divided into five sections. The first section talks about state immunity in public international law. With regard to State immunity, one has to distinguish between the State which benefits from immunity (the foreign State) and the State which grants that immunity (the forum State). The second section talks about Immunity from execution and the right to enforce a judgment under Article 6(1) of the Convention. The third section discusses the immunities of Heads of State, foreign ministers, diplomats and other State officials. States can only act through their agents such as Heads of State, foreign ministers or diplomats. Other restrictions on the right of access to court for reasons based in public international law. The fourth section discusses the immunity of international organisations. Finally,the chapter focuses on the right of access to court for reasons based in public international law.

Keywords: Article 6(1); foreign ministers; international immunities; International Organisations; public international law; state immunity



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