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4. Sovereign/State Immunity | Singapore
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4.1 Immunity of States from Jurisdiction

4.1.1 Development of the Doctrine of State Immunity Under the Common Law

From the earliest days of the Straits Settlements, the Court of Judicature observed the edict that as a general rule, foreign sovereigns are not amendable to its jurisdiction. However, the courts did not adopt a rule of absolute immunity that prevailed in the United Kingdom, and was prepared to m…

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Tan, Kevin YL, “4. Sovereign/State Immunity | Singapore”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_2067>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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