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Immunities of State Officials, International Crimes, and Foreign Domestic Courts

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This article examines the extent to which state officials are subject to prosecution in foreign domestic courts for international crimes. We consider the different types of immunity that international law accords to state officials, the reasons for the conferment of this immunity and whether they apply in cases in which it is alleged that the official has committed an international crime. We argue that personal immunity (immunity ratione personae) continues to apply even where prosecution is ...

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10.1093/ejil/chq080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty, Public International Law
Journal:
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
815-852
Publication date:
2010-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3596
ISSN:
0938-5428
URN:
uuid:10a31bd9-10b6-461a-b78a-c0b40166e2e1
Source identifiers:
302597
Local pid:
pubs:302597
Language:
English

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