Act of State Doctrine

High Court rules that the principle of non-justiciability, unlike state immunity, cannot be waived

In a recent judgment of 21 June 2016 on a number of summary judgment applications in the case of High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom ("Pakistan") v National Westminster Bank (the "Bank"), the English High Court considered the … Continue reading

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Belhaj v Straw: English Court of Appeal rules that state immunity and the act of state doctrine does not prevent claims against the British government for alleged involvement in unlawful rendition

On 30 October 2014, the Court of Appeal in Belhaj v Straw and Others [2014] EWCA Civ 1394 ruled that state immunity and the act of state doctrine did not prevent claims against the British government for alleged involvement in … Continue reading

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