Germany v Italy: The Triumph of Sovereign Immunity over Human Rights Law

Onder Bakircioglu

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Abstract

This article analyses the doctrine of State immunity within the context of the recent judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v Italy: Greece intervening). The object of this article is to explore the implications of the State immunity from foreign judicial proceedings in cases of jus cogens crimes. Challenging the assumption that the law of immunity is merely procedural in nature, this article argues that there can be no immunity in cases of undisputed international crimes.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberngs023
Pages (from-to)93-109
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Human Rights Law Review
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

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