European Convention on State Immunity and an Additional Protocol


European Convention on State Immunity and an Additional Protocol
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European Convention on State Immunity and an Additional Protocol, Also known as the EU Convention.
Open for signature by the member countries of the Council of Europe in 1972 and effective in 1976, the European Convention on State Immunity and an Additional Protocol (the Convention) sets forth the circumstances under which a signatory may not claim immunity before a foreign court. Under the Convention, a signatory will not have immunity if it accepts the jurisdiction of a foreign court and in proceedings relating to:
• Work contracts.
• Participation in a company or association, industrial, commercial or financial activities.
• Rights over immovable property in the country where the court is situated.
• Redress for injury to persons or damage to property.
For more information on the Convention, see Practice Note, Primer on Foreign Sovereign Immunity (www.practicallaw.com/3-502-7658).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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