Belgian State’s Interventions in Domestic Courts to Defend International Law Immunities
Les visages de l’État. Liber amicorum Yves Lejeune
2017
Special Counsel Frédéric Dopagne’s article “L’État belge devant ses tribunaux en défense des immunités du droit international“ is featured in the recently published edited book Les visages de l’État. Liber amicorum Yves Lejeune (Bruylant Publishers, Brussels, 2017, pp. 351-361). The article analyzes the increasing intervention practice of the Belgian federal government in disputes before Belgian courts involving immunity issues under international law. While such interventions in support of immunities are well-known and specifically regulated in a number of legal systems, they are more unusual and raise new questions in continental law systems such as Belgium.