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The Foreign Act of State

F. A. Mann

in Foreign Affairs in English Courts

Published in print August 1986 | ISBN: 9780198255642
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681615 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255642.003.0009
The Foreign Act of State

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Public policy dominates one of the most difficult and most perplexing topics which, in the field of foreign affairs, may face the municipal judge in England: the doctrine of the foreign act of State displays in every respect such uncertainty and confusion and rests on so slippery a basis that its application becomes a matter of speculation. It is, therefore, necessary to discuss the history and development of the doctrine in England and the United States; its present meaning and effect in England; its scope; its legal character and justification. It is shown that the implications of the doctrine in England and the United States of America are so interwoven that much attention will have to be given to the law in the latter country.

Keywords: foreign act of State; public policy; foreign affairs; United States of America; England

Chapter.  9031 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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