Governmental commission adopted a draft restricting the immunity of a foreign country and their property on the territory of Russia.
As it says in the commission’s conclusion text, published on the Cabinet of Ministers’ web-site, the Federal Law draft is prepared by the Ministry of Justice and is aimed at regulating jurisdictional immunity of foreign countries in the RF. The principle of absolute immunity is admitted in legislation now. In practical foreign economic activity Russia has to refuse the principle of absolute immunity. Now legislators suggest defining limits of jurisdictional immunity of the countries and their property. Also the Law defines cases when a country and its property do not have jurisdictional immunity, and it provides for the opportunity to reject immunity.