August 20, 2018

“When Immunity Means Impunity: Lessons for Canada from Recent Cases on State Immunity from Execution” article

In her article, “When Immunity Means Impunity: Lessons for Canada from Recent Cases on State Immunity from Execution,” Harper Grey lawyer, Kelsey Rose, discusses the difficulty creditors face when they obtain a judgment against a State that is unwilling to pay. She reviews the presumption of State immunity in the context of recent execution proceedings in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and suggests the burden on creditors to disprove this immunity is excessively onerous.  The article was published on August 13, 2018 by Cambridge University Press in the Canadian Yearbook of International Law.

Read the article here.