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Prof. Gerhard Hafner

Mr. Gerhard Hafner
Professor of International Law Department of European, International and Comparative Law
Vienna University

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States
Immunity
State Immunity on the Occasion of
the United Nations Convention on
Jurisdictional Immunity of States and Their Property

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States
Immunity
State Immunity on the Occasion of the United Nations Convention on
Jurisdictional Immunity of States and Their Property
A. Legal Instruments
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331.

European Convention on State Immunity, Basel, 16 May 1972, United Nations, Treaty Series, Vol. 1495.

International Law Commission, Draft Articles on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property (1991).

United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, New York, 2 December 2004.
B. Jurisprudence
United Kingdom House of Lords, Pinochet (No. 3) (2000), International Law Reports, vol. 119, p. 136.

European Court of Human Rights, Al-Adsani v. the United Kingdom, no. 35763/97 , Judgment of 21 November 2001 (Grand Chamber).

International Court of Justice, Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium), Judgment of 14 February 2002, I.C.J. Reports 2002, p. 3.
C. Doctrine
H. Fox QC, The Law of State Immunity, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008

G. Hafner/U. Köhler, “The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property”, Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, vol. XXXV, 2004, pp. 3-49.

G. Hafner/M.G. Kohen/S. Breau (eds.), State Practice Regarding State Immunities/La Pratique des Etats concernant les Immunités des Etats, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2006.