granting immunity


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Related to granting immunity: use immunity, transactional immunity
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Noun1.granting immunity - an act exempting someone; "he was granted immunity from prosecution"
waiver, discharge, release - a formal written statement of relinquishment
fix - an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
official immunity - personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
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"
testimonial immunity, use immunity - an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
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President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to a law granting immunity to the lawmakers, known as the Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) Act 2018.
Tom Villarin said granting immunity to the Marcoses would send 'a wrong signal-that committing a crime will pay off in the end as justice is negotiable by the powers that be.
Kingdom's Permanent Representative expressed the welcome of the Arab countries for the efforts of the Sudanese government to establish a national dialogue, and the declaration of a ceasefire for two months, to create a positive atmosphere and favorable to dialogue, as well as granting immunity and the declaration of a general amnesty for all participants in the dialogue within the Sudan.
The more economically powerful a foreign state, the more heavily these considerations are likely to weigh in favor of granting immunity.
Deputies are also opposed to granting immunity to the office like diplomatic missions accredited to Tunisia.
The parliament amended the bill granting immunity to Saleh and his aides, based on an agreement signed to end the internal crisis.
They demanded revocation of the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act and other such laws granting immunity to the troops.
Washington pressures on Baghdad continue as Iraq's officials have rejected granting immunity to the US trainers who are due to stay in the country after the 2011 pullout of the US troops.
On granting immunity to US trainers, Alawi added America has the right to demand guarantees, but the problem that the officials or trainers are not subject to diplomatic rules".
Lahore, Nov 26(ANI): The collapse of a pact granting immunity from corruption charges to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has abruptly weakened his chances of becoming the first civilian leader in country's 62-year history to finish a term in office.
Water utility groups said a pending amendment to the Senate energy bill could force communities to pay more than $29 billion to clean methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and ethanol contamination from groundwater supplies while granting immunity to gasoline, ethanol, and MTBE manufacturers.
American families believe that the British and American governments should confirm that no deal granting immunity has been struck with Libya, while British families apparently do not want the trial hamstrung by political deals and say the assurance is not necessary.