Brown Bag – «The Jurisdictional Immunity of States in National Civil Proceedings for Allegations of Torutre»

13:00 - 13:45
Weblaw AG

The Webinar is dedicated to the complex relationship that exists between the privilege of a State not to be subjected to the civil jurisdiction of another State and the various international obligations imposed on a national court to grant victims of torture access to justice and remedy.


It will be discussed whether a State still enjoys jurisdictional immunity in national civil proceedings when allegations of torture are raised and what potential legal mechanism exist that would allow a national court to assess jurisdiction over a foreign entity. Does the forum State, in whose courts reparation claims are introduced, find itself at a crossway between irreconcilable international obligations? The issue will be analysed through the lenses of different legal disciplines, including human rights law, humanitarian law, international criminal law, and international arbitration.


Weitere Informationen

<- zurück zur Übersicht