251. Recognition and enforcement in the United Kingdom of foreign judgments against foreign states.

251.     Recognition and enforcement in the United Kingdom of foreign judgments against foreign states.

A judgment1 given by a court of an overseas country against a state2 other than the United Kingdom or the state to which that court belongs must be recognised and enforced in the United Kingdom3 if, and only if:

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    (1)     it would be so recognised and enforced if it had not been given against a state4;

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    (2)     the court would have had jurisdiction in the matter if it had applied rules corresponding to those applicable to such matters