49. The consequences in English law of the status of foreign authorities.

Whether particular authorities can be considered at the relevant time the government of a state, on account of either their recognition as such by the United Kingdom or the judicial application of the four common-law criteria1, has various consequences. Authorities which do not qualify as the government of the state concerned cannot enjoy standing as such in the English courts. Nor can any such authorities claim state immunity on behalf of the state concerned from proceedings or from measures of judicial constraint against property in which the state claims an interest2 or deal with property in which the state