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  • IFC’s kettle of fish

    IFC’s kettle of fish

    The IFC plea for absolute immunity from the suit under the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945 (IOIA) that grants bodies like itself the “same immunity from suit” as is “enjoyed by foreign governments” secured for it a favourable decision in 2016 but EarthRights International, an advocacy group representing the plaintiffs, swung things in their favour when, in a recent 7:1 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the IFC was entitled only to limited or “restrictive” immunity that foreign governments enjoy, invalidating its claim for absolute immunity.

    April 5, 2019