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Knox and ors v Palestinian Liberation Organization and ors, Trial judgment, No 03 Civ 4466, ILDC 1984 (US 2004), 306 F Supp 2d 424 (SDNY 2004), 1st March 2004, United States; New York; District Court for the Southern District of New York [SDNY]



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Whether the ‘state’ of Palestine existed under international law.

Whether the Palestinian Liberation Organization (‘PLO’) and the Palestinian Authority (‘PA’) could claim sovereign immunity as agencies of a ‘foreign state’.

Whether the United States’ refusal to recognize Palestine as a ‘foreign state’ prohibited the PLO and the PA from invoking sovereign immunity in United States courts.

Keywords: Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute; Immunity from jurisdiction, states; Immunity from jurisdiction, waiver; Comity; Non-justiciability; Sovereignty; Statehood, legitimacy; Recognition of governments

Legal Material.  17173 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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