sovereign immunity

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Noun1.sovereign immunity - an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent; "the doctrine of sovereign immunity originated with the maxim that the king can do no wrong"
granting immunity, exemption, immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
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Candidates did not properly communicate with voters regarding their political programmes and I hardly think that all of the sweet talk they used will be implemented once they get the votes, because they will get the parliamentary seat, benefits, and political immunity," Effat said.
He lauded the political immunity that Jumblatt gave to the campaign against corruption, especially in health matters.
Victor Ponta's leftist government easily survived a no-confidence motion in Romania's parliament as expected on Friday, securing the prime minister's political immunity in a criminal investigation.
Summary: Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil vowed Wednesday to pursue his anti-corruption drive in the real estate department and assured that the political immunity would be lifted on any official involved in illegal activity.
In fact, political immunity (support representative from each chase that make disturbance in nation relation) is trying to simplify nation communication (sometimes, it is objected by defiance of human rights council).
He also said he is asking the state congress to strip Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca of the political immunity elected officials have under Mexican law.
The 28 papers examine the impact of the Arab Spring on the asset recovery process in the region, address the challenges posed by political immunity laws and shell companies disguising assets, and identify emerging good practices for case investigation and the actual tracing, freezing, and confiscating of illicit assets.
Gilbert said large firms and their self-regulating bodies are willing to trade quality and creativity for political immunity.
It is crystal clear that the terrorists responsible for this crime have been influenced by extremism and blind violence, and know no limit to their criminal acts even against the diplomatic missions of other countries, which enjoy political immunity under the international conventions," Khazayee wrote in separate letters addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the UN Security Council Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein on Monday.
As the third suggestion, Euzarslan said political immunity should not cover corruption and bribery offenses, including tender-rigging and embezzlement.
Another article of the proposal states that those who were granted political immunity, most famously Saleh himself, are banned from practicing politics.
Constitutional law professor Kostas Chrysogonos says the government have mishandled the situation: "It may have been more correct constitutionally to have sought parliament's approval to lift their political immunity first.