Subject to exceptions1, certain judgments2 given against the United Kingdom by a court in another state party to the European Convention on State Immunity3 must be recognised in any court in the United Kingdom as conclusive between the parties thereto in all proceedings founded on the same cause of action and may be relied on by way of defence or counterclaim in such proceedings4.
However, recognition need not be accorded in the case of a judgment if:
(1) to do so would be manifestly contrary to public policy or if
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