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International Law in Domestic Courts and the Jurisdictional Immunities of the State Case

dc.contributor.authorWuerth, Ingrid Brunk
dc.identifier.citation13 Melb. J. Int'l L. 819 (2012)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law journalen_US
dc.description.abstractNational court litigation in Greece and Italy prompted Germany to bring suit before the international Court of Justice (‘ICJ’), resulting in the Jurisdictional Immunities of the State judgment. The history of that litigation, as well as the ICJ’s judgment itself, raise two questions about the relationship between executive branches and courts. First, if national court decisions conflict with the views of the forum state’s executive branch, which controls for the purpose of determining state practice in customary international law? Secondly, are national courts more likely to produce ‘outlier’ decisions that challenge or undermine existing international law when the forum state’s executive branch fails to take a position in the litigation? This commentary explores these two questions and explains their significance in light of current developments in immunity and universal jurisdiction cases.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (21 pages)en_US
dc.publisherMelbourne Journal of International Lawen_US
dc.subjectJurisdictional Immunities of the State judgmenten_US
dc.subjectNational court litigationen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational Court of Justiceen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational lawen_US
dc.subject.lcshImmunities of foreign statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshJurisdiction (International law)en_US
dc.subject.lcshActions and defenses -- Greeceen_US
dc.subject.lcshActions and defenses -- Italyen_US
dc.titleInternational Law in Domestic Courts and the Jurisdictional Immunities of the State Caseen_US

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