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FAQ / Q. Where Can I Find Out More About the FSIA?


A. These are some selected References:

Achebe, The Act of State Doctrine and Foreign Sovereign Immunities act of 1976: Can They Coexist?, 13 Maryland J. Int'l L. and Trace, 247, 300 (1989).

Ascencio & Dry, An Assessment of the Service Provisions of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of l976, 8 University of Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, (l98l).

Born & Westin, International Civil Litigation in United States Courts, 335, 402 (1989).

Born, International Litigation, The International Lawyer's Deskbook, American Bar Association, 288 (1996).

Brock, The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Defining a Role for the Executive, 30 Virginia J. of Int'l L. 795, 826 (1990).

Brower, Jurisdiction over Foreign Sovereigns: Litigation v. Arbitration, 17 Int'l. Law. 681, 686 (1983).

Christopher, State Responsibility and Non commercial Torts Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Searching for an Applicable Respondeat Superior Doctrine Through Liu v. Republic of China, 27 Texas Int'l L.J. 137, 172 (1992).

Comment, Establishing Jurisdiction Under the Commercial Activities Exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, 19 Hous. L. Rev. 1003 (1982).

Comment, Foreign Sovereign Immunity - Commercial Activities Exception, Foreign State Contracting to Provide Services Engaged in a "Commercial Activity" and Not Entitled to Foreign Sovereign Immunity under 28 U.S.C. 1605(A)(2). United Euram Corporation v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 3 Suffolk T. L. J. 331 (1979).

Delaume, Economic Development and Sovereign Immunity, 79 Am. J. Int'l L. 319 (1985).

Dellapenna, Suing Foreign Governments and Their Corporations: Sovereign Immunity, 85 Com. L.J. 228 (1980).

Dellapenna, Foreign State Immunity in Europe, 5 N.Y. Int'l L. Rev. 51, 53 (1992).

Delaume, Law and Practice of Transnational Contracts, 223, 280 (1988).

Feldman, Amending the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: The ABA Position, 20 The Int'l Law. 1289, 1306 (1986).

Feldman, Foreign Sovereign Immunity in the United States Courts 1976-1986, 19 Vanderbilt J. of Transnat'l L. 19, 56 (1986).

Feldman, The United States Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 in Perspective: A Founder's View, 35 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. 302 (1986).

Felix, The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Fair Play for Foreign States and the Need for Some Procedural Improvements, 8 Hous. J. Int'l L. 1, 2 (1985).

George, A Practical and Theoretical Analysis of Service of Process under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 19 Int'l Law. 49, 84 (1985).

Havkin, The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: The Relationship Between the Commercial Activity Exception and the Noncommercial Tort Exception in Light of De Sanchez v. Banco Central de Nicaragua, 10 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L.Rev. 455, 459 (1987).

Hoek, Foreign Sovereign Immunity and Saudi Arabia v. Nelson: A Practical Guide, 18 Hastings Int'l. and Comp. L. R. 617,633 (1995).

Janney, Recent Development, Obtaining Jurisdiction over Foreign Sovereigns: The Alien Tort Statute Meets the Foreign Sovereign Immunities act, 31 Harv. Int'l. L.J. 368 (1989).

Jurisdictional Immunities of States: U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act 1976, 11 C.L.B. 559 (No. 2) (1985).

Kane, Suing Foreign Sovereigns: A Procedural Compass, 34 Stan. L. Rev. 385 (1982).

Lacroix, The Theory and Practice of the foreign Sovereign Immunities act: Untying the Gordian Knot, 5 Int'l Tax & Bus. Law. 144 (1987).

Lee, Jurisdiction Over Foreign States for Act of Their Instrumentalities: A Model for Attributing Liability, 94 Yale Law Journal, 394, 414 (1984).

Morrison-Sinclair, Foreign Sovereign Immunity After Amerada Hess Shipping Corp. v. Argentine Republic: Did It Go Down With the Hercules?, 11 Fordham Int'l L.J., 660, 683 (1988).

Nash, Digest of United States Practice in International Law 1976, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, 320, 332 (1977).

Nash, Digest of United States Practice in International Law 1978, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, 883, 914 (1980).

Nash, Digest of United States Practice in International Law 1979, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, 894,897 (1981).

Nash, Digest of United States Practice in International Law 1980, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, 505, 558 (1986).

Nash, Cumulative Digest of United States Practice in International Law 1981-1988, Vol. II, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, 1564, 1664 (1994).

Note, Breaking Out of the Capitalist Paradigm: The Significance of Ideology in Determining the Sovereign Immunity of Soviet and Eastern-Bloc Commercial Entities, 2 Hous. J. Int'l. L. 425 (1980).

Note, Foreign Sovereign Immunity and Commercial Activity: A Conflicts Approach 83 Colum. L. Rev. 1440 (1983).

Note, Foreign Sovereign Immunity: Communist and Socialist Organizations - Effects of State's System of Property Ownership on Determination of Agency or Instrumentality Status Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, 9 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 111 (1979); Note, Effects Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Due Process Clause, 55 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 474 (1980).

Note, The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976: Giving the Plaintiff His Day in Court, 46 Fordham L. Rev. 543, 547 (1977).

Note, Jurisdiction Over Foreign Governments: A Comprehensive Review of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 19 Vanderbilt J. Transnat'l L. 119, 179 (1986).

Note, Sovereign Immunity, 18 Harv. Int'l. L.J. 429 (1977).

Note, Sovereign Immunity in the Supreme Court: Using the Certiorari Process to Avoid Decision Making, 16 Va. J. Int'l. L. 903, 904-09, 920-24 (1976).

Paulson, The Letelier Case: Foreign Sovereign Liability for Acts of Political Assassination; 21 Va. J. Int'l. L., 251,268 (1981).

Riesenfeld, Sovereign Immunity in Perspective, 19 Vanderbilt J. Transnat'l L. 1, 18 (1986).

Ristau, International Judicial Assistance (Civil and Commercial), International Law Institute, Section 3-1-15, 74-75 (1995).

Singer, Terrorism, Extradition, and FSIA Relief: The Letelier Case, 19 Vanderbilt J. Transnat'l L. 57, 82 (1986).

Sornarajah, Problems in Applying the Restrictive Theory of Sovereign Immunity, 31 Int'l and Comp. L. Q. 661, 685 (1982).

Tate, Letter from Jack B. Tate, Acting Legal Adviser of the Department of State, to Philip B. Perlman, Acting Attorney General of the United States (May 19, 1952) 26 Dep't of State Bull. 984-85 (1952).

Trooboff, Foreign State Immunity: Emerging Consensus on Principles, 200 R.C.A.D.I. 235, 255-71 (1986).

Von Mehren, The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, 17 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 33, 36-37 (1978).

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