Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On January 17

On this day in ...
... 2005, the Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property was opened for signature at U.N. headquarters in New York, having been adopted by the General Assembly the previous month. An article by our colleague David P. Stewart described the treaty as
the first modern multilateral instrument to articulate a comprehensive approach to issues of state or sovereign immunity from suits in foreign courts.
With only 13 member states, the convention remains well short of the 30 states parties required for it to enter into force.

(Prior January 17 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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