232. State immunity under international law.

11.     Jurisdictional Immunities

(1)     State Immunity

232.     State immunity under international law.

The law on state immunity is derived from rules of international law which limit the rights of the courts of one state to exercise authority over other states and their officials1. The rules stem from the basic principle of the sovereign equality of states and are designed to ensure that international relations can be properly and effectively conducted2. Their significance as a part of the international legal order has long been recognised by domestic courts3 and has also been