The present volume contains the 2010 and 2011 orders and 2012 judgment of the International Court of Justice in
Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v.
Italy: Greece intervening) together with State immunity decisions from the courts of Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Poland and Slovenia which are referred to in the 2012 judgment. International jurisprudence is further reflected in the 2014 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in
Jones and Others v.
United Kingdom and national jurisprudence in decisions from Australia (
Zhou), England (
Harb) and South Africa (the
Al Bashir case).
The Editors are most grateful to the many people whose work has made this volume possible. Ms Rosalind Elphick prepared the summary of the
Al Bashir case. Dr Filippo Fontanelli summarized
Judgment No 238/2014 from Italy and Professor Chester Brown summarized
Li. Ms Maria Netchaeva, the ILR Editorial Assistant, prepared the Tables of Cases and Digest. Miss Maureen MacGlashan, CMG, compiled the Table of Treaties and the Index. Mrs Diane Ilott checked the copy and Mrs Jenny Macgregor read the proofs. Ms Karen Lee wrote the summary of
Jones and saw the volume through the press.
The Editors also wish to thank the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of New South Wales, and the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa for kindly permitting these
Reports to use the electronic files posted on their official websites. The judgment from England carries Crown copyright and contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0; the electronic file was sourced from the British and Irish Legal Information Institute website. Thanks are also due to the Constitutional Court of the Italian Republic for permitting the use of its English translation of
Judgment No 238/2014 available on its official website and to the Registry of the International Court of Justice for providing English translations of other national decisions which are included in this volume.
Finally, our thanks go to all the others who have worked to complete this volume, particularly our publishers, Cambridge University Press, and typesetters, SPi, and their staff.