46. The consequences in English law of non-recognition and recognition of states.

46.     The consequences in English law of non-recognition and recognition of states.

The fact that a territorial entity not recognised as a state by the United Kingdom is not treated as a state under English law has various consequences. No such entity or its various organs of government enjoys standing as such1 in the English courts, barring it from suing2 and being sued3. Nor can the entity, or its government on its behalf, claim state immunity from proceedings or from measures of judicial constraint against property in which the entity claims an interest4. More generally, no governmental