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Sovereign immunity

Your firm has been asked by a domestic client to determine whether the client should sue a foreign country, but before taking on such a costly pursuit, the client wants to collect more information.

You have been tasked with researching the doctrine of sovereign immunity. Prepare a summary of the doctrine and whether you feel it may affect the client's chances of successfully bringing suit against a foreign country.

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According to sovereign immunity, a country cannot be sued in a civil or criminal case because it cannot commit any legal wrong. Sovereign immunity is also referred to as Crown immunity and protects the different governments from lawsuits by individuals. In recent years, however, several governments have decided to waive their sovereign immunity in certain cases. This is ...

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The answer clearly explains the concept of sovereign immunity. The answer is detailed and through and answers all the questions being asked by the student. Overall, a very good response.