Sovereign Immunity: Definition, Act and Waivers


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Historically, international law principles dictated that nations were immune from the court jurisdiction of other nations. This type of immunity is known as _____.

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1. In the U.S., foreign sovereign immunity is governed by the _____

2. What kind of protection is offered by Foreign Sovereign Immunity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sovereign immunity is an important concept in law, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its significance as well as related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The principle which dictated that nations are immune from the court jurisdiction of other nations
  • Term for the limit on immunity from U.S. court jurisdiction
  • What or who governs foreign sovereign immunity in the United States

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of immunity discussed in the related lesson on sovereign immunity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of foreign court jurisdiction immunity and limits to the immunity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding exceptions to foreign sovereign immunity

Additional Learning

To learn more about immunity in law, review the accompanying lesson called Sovereign Immunity: Definition, Act & Waivers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define sovereign immunity
  • Familiarize yourself with the history of sovereign immunity
  • Understand sovereign immunity and exceptions through a hypothetical example