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Lafontant v Aristide, Ruling on motion to dismiss, 844 F.Supp. 128 (E.D.N.Y. 1994), ILDC 1677 (US 1994), 27th January 1994, District Court for the Eastern District of New York [E.D.N.Y.]



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Whether an exiled President was entitled to head of state immunity in United States courts.

Whether head of state immunity was supplanted by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Whether head of state immunity only extended to official acts, allowing suit for unofficial or private acts in violation of such statutes as the Torture Victims Protection Act.

Keywords: Civil liability; Heads of state; Immunity from jurisdiction; Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute; Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states; Immunity from jurisdiction, state officials; Immunity from jurisdiction, waiver; Recognition of governments

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Subjects: Individuals and Non-state Actors ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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