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English High Court says that a head of state who dies in office enjoys immunity only in respect of official acts

Introduction In the recent decision of Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz [2014] EWHC 1807 (Ch), the High Court found that the principles of state immunity apply to a head of state who dies in … Continue reading

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UK Court of Appeal considers the immunity from suit of the family of a head of state

The Court of Appeal has examined the extent to which foreign heads of state and their families can claim immunity under the State Immunity Act 1978 (the SIA) when acting in their personal capacity. The Court of Appeal has confirmed … Continue reading

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