Evidence and Burden of Proof in Foreign Sovereign Immunity Litigation

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Evidence and Burden of Proof in Foreign Sovereign Immunity Litigation

A Litigation Guide for International Lawyers and Government Counsel

Authored by Peter Fritz Walter
Designed by Peter Fritz Walter
Translated by Peter Fritz Walter
Edition: 2 (Revised Edition, 2015)

'Evidence and Burden of Proof in Foreign Sovereign Immunity Litigation' is the first specialized and practically useful analysis of the evidence problems and the burden of proof in matters of foreign sovereign immunity litigation, both regarding jurisdictional immunities and immunity from execution.

The monograph is a comparative law analysis that spans six of the seven existing national statutes on foreign sovereign immunity, starting with the United States' Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 1976, to the Canadian State Immunity Act, 1982.

The study concludes in demonstrating two distinct rules of the burden of proof, for each kind of immunity; the rules are widely uniform, and were corroborated by case law and scholarly opinion in all of the examined jurisdictions. They can be said to form today rules of international law.

The monograph is of high practical value for litigation lawyers and government counsel struggling with evidence problems regarding foreign sovereign immunity. It can be taken as a reference guide for solving the evidence problems in those trials, and as such is a precious asset in any international law library.

The only titles that in scope, depth and size can be compared with the present study are already quite out of date, and they have, if ever, only randomly dealt with the specific procedural problems of evidence and the burden of proof in international sovereign immunity litigation.

Publication Date:
1514701758 / 9781514701751
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Law / International

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