Foreign immunity

Definition of Foreign immunity

The immunity of a foreign sovereign, its agencies or instrumentalities, from suit in United States courts. Federal court jurisdiction is limited to claims falling within one of the enumerated exceptions to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976. 28 U.S.C.A. §§ 1602-1607. Argentine Republic v. Amerada Hess Shipping Corp., 488 U.S. 428, 109 S.Ct. 683, 102 L.Ed.2d 818.

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