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Princz v Germany, Appeal judgment, No 92-7247, No 93-7006, ILDC 1859 (US 1994), 26 F.3d 1166 (D.C. Cir. 1994), 307 U.S.App.D.C. 102 (1994), (1994) 33 ILM 1485, 1st July 1994, Court of Appeals (DC Circuit) [D.C. Cir.]



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Whether the commercial activity exception to foreign sovereign immunity provided in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (‘FSIA’) applied to World War II slave labour.

Whether a state had impliedly waived its foreign sovereign immunity by alleged ius cogens violations against a US citizen imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps between 1942 and 1945.

Whether the Hague Convention (IV) Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations Concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land constituted a prior treaty that conflicted with, and therefore overrode, sovereign immunity under the FSIA.

Keywords: Immunities; Immunity from jurisdiction; Immunity from jurisdiction, ratione personae; Immunity from jurisdiction, state officials; International criminal law; International crimes; Crimes against humanity; Nullum crimen sine lege; Retroactivity; Sources, foundations and principles of international law; Customary international law; Peremptory norms / ius cogens

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Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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