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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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.
Deputies are also opposed to granting immunity to the office like diplomatic missions accredited to Tunisia.
The Nigerian Head of State called for the amendment of the Basic Law of the Rome Statue for granting immunity for African Heads of State and senior officials during their term of office .
19 ( ANI ): Pakistan Attorney General Irfan Qadir has said the Supreme Court has accepted the constitutional clause granting immunity to the president, and added that the government would also refer to the president's immunity in the letter to the Swiss authorities.
This has enabled Bashir to travel to the African ICC member states of Chad, Kenya, Djibouti and Malawi without incidents as officials in these countries referred to AU decisions granting immunity to the Sudanese president in the continent.
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".
KOT MITHAN, September 27, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The head of PML-N Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that implementation of NRO was the prerogative of Supreme Court, while granting immunity to any President was also within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
rightly warns that granting immunity would give the Bush administration a "blank check" to do what it wants without regard to the law.
Andrew Greenwald, a medical negligence lawyer in Greenbelt, Maryland, noted that in many cases the plaintiff never received an apology from the defendant doctor or hospital, so granting immunity for apologies would not be "as big of an issue as it seems.