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Of Coups and Compensation Claims: Mbasogo Reassessed

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The decision of the Court of Appeal in Mbasogo v Logo concerning the jurisdiction of the English courts to enforce foreign penal, revenue or other public laws is an important judgment containing seeds of how the law will develop, although it will be for the House of Lords to make the final move. The article also briefly considers the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Iran v Barakat and how that impacts on the Mbasogo case.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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  • Until 2007 the King's Law Journal was known as the King's College Law Journal. It was established in 1990 as a legal periodical publishing scholarly and authoritative Articles, Notes and Reports on legal issues of current importance to both academic research and legal practice. It has a national and international readership, and publishes refereed contributions from authors across the United Kingdom, from continental Europe and further afield (particularly Commonwealth countries and USA). The journal includes a Reviews section containing critical notices of recently published books.

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