Immunity from prosecution is a doctrine of international law that allows an accused to avoid prosecution for criminal offences immunities are of two types the first is functional immunity or immunity ratione materiaethis is an immunity granted to people who perform certain functions of state. Max planck encyclopedia of public international law mpepil article last updated immunity from jurisdiction international organizations international organizations practice and procedure published under the auspices of the max planck foundation for international peace and the rule of law under the direction of rdiger wolfrum 1 . By contrast with the law on state immunity the law relating to the immunities of international organizations has developed primarily in treaty practice rather than in customary international law the relevant treaties are therefore negotiated to ensure that each organization is granted an appropriate level of. General overviews beyond badr 1984 and fox 2008 which is the seminal and most authoritative text on immunities there are very few general overviews of the international law on immunity as a wholethis is particularly the case as noted in the introduction because of the tendency for the literature to develop around specific case law or law reform initiatives. This research handbook provides a comprehensive and up to date analysis of the international law of jurisdiction and immunities illustrating those aspects in which the law of jurisdiction and law of immunities are mutually interdependent as well as shedding light on the implications of that interdependence
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