Trendtex Trading Corporation v Central Bank of Nigeria.


This is a 1977 case

this is about international law on trading

do state bodies have any immunity?

Did the Centeal Bank of Nigeria have such immunity?

It exercises some governmental functions

International law is incorported into domestic law unless this clashes with a statutory provision in which case statute shall prevail

Intl law is not often governed by stare decisis

Governments often engage in commerical activity.

An organ is either a state one or it is not. There can be no semi-state status in international law.


About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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