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II. The Current International Framework
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Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 12 (1991): Operation of Foreign Public Law

Completed September 1989, with some additions to 1 Feb. 1990.

Hans W. Baade

A. Territorial Sovereignty

16. Basic notions. – The customary international law rule of sovereign immunity illustrates the central importance of state sovereignty in the modern world. The “restrictive” theory of such immunity, on the other …

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Hans W. Baade, “II. The Current International Framework”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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