Order 17 gave exclusive jurisdiction to courts in other jurisdictions
Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians  EWCA Civ 1241
- Related Member(s):
- Richard Hermer QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Public Law
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Appeal regarding the application of foreign law relating to limitation under the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984, s 1. Whether immunity from the Iraqi legal process under the Coalition Provisional Authority Order 17 amounted to an impossibility to exercise litigation rights in Iraq, such that the three-year limitation period for tort actions under the Iraqi Civil Code should have been considered to be suspended, in line with art 435 of the Code.
Richard Hermer QC was involved in this case.