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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sudan: JASTA Will Lead to Global Legislative Anarchy

Khartoum - The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, will lead to a global legislative coach more like the “law of the jungle, Sudanese Presidency has argued.
The Presidency said that the bill in question blatantly violates the doctrine of “sovereign immunity”.
In a statement it issued late Monday, the Presidency called on the US to reverse the new bill, which it argued would violate the sovereign immunity and drag the world into a legal anarchy more like “the law of the jungle”.
 “The Presidency has noticed that the US Congress has deviate its legislative conventions by objecting a presidential veto in – a move clearly and deliberately aimed at undermining countries and their sovereign immunities,” the statement read.
The statement did not rule out that a number of countries might follow suit to pass legislations to lift immunities on countries not respecting political immunity in a “tit-for-tat” fashion.
The Ministry of Foreign called upon the Arab League, the African Union (AU), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as all regional organization to oppose the US law in order to preserve the international doctrine of “sovereign immunity” and the rules of international responsibility.
In a statement, the Ministry expressed its deep concern about the US legislation it deemed as “violating the UN Charter, the fundamentals of the International law and the entire international laws and conventions.”
The statement held that JASTA would lead to legal chaos, whose repercussions nobody would ever predict.
The statement called for a swift regional and international move to counter the repercussions of JASTA on countries.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, would provide an exception to the doctrine of "sovereign immunity," which holds that one country can't be sued in another country's courts.