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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The nine precepts -- namely, a sovereign's right to initiate a debt restructuring, sovereign immunity, equitable treatment of creditors, (super) majority restructuring, transparency, impartiality, legitimacy, sustainability, and good faith in negotiations -- form the rudiments of an effective international rule of law.
Venezuela and its agencies were entitled to sovereign immunity because the events alleged by Mr.
Kazemi's lawyers understood that and argued that Canada's sovereign immunity law was unconstitutional because it did not provide for torture suits although Canada is a signatory to an international convention that forbids torture.
Concerning a judicial review of a decision by the British Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), it stressed that it had never sought any sovereign immunity from the British courts.
MANAMA: Bahrain has categorically denied false allegations against His Majesty King Hamad's representative for charity work and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa concerning a judicial review of a decision by the British director of public prosecutions, stressing that it has never sought any sovereign immunity from the British courts.
As part of her international practice, Aragon advises foreign government regarding sovereign immunity matters and the application of federal and state employment laws to their personnel in the U.
Justice Elena Kagan, writing for the majority, said that Indian tribes were entitled to sovereign immunity that bars suits against them over commercial activities outside Indian lands.
2) Yet, no matter how commendable the fight for international human rights may be, there remains a fundamental jurisdictional bar to these suits: sovereign immunity.
Speaking on strategies for the immunity of the Italian Marines, Rohatgi said they had asked for sovereign immunity, the legal protection that prevents a sovereign state from being sued without consent.
Government entities commonly file motions to dismiss based on sovereign immunity.
Offering an interpretive aid for resolving foreign sovereign immunity issues in the US, the book first reviews the FSIA's conceptual and historical roots and its scope, then explains all of the FSIA's elements in their entirety, with sections on selecting a proper court, personal jurisdiction, liability and damages, and enforcing judgments.
1) However, the Supreme Court of the United States has carved out an important exception to this broad protection, providing that where the sovereign has explicitly waived its sovereign immunity by an act of Congress, a plaintiff may bring an action holding the United States liable.

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