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International Law-Immunity Of United Nations Representative From Jurisdiction Of Municipal Courts, William C. Gordon May 1949

International Law-Immunity Of United Nations Representative From Jurisdiction Of Municipal Courts, William C. Gordon

Michigan Law Review

An action for separate maintenance was initiated in a New York court against China's permanent representative to the United Nations, who appeared specially and moved to set aside the service of summons on the ground of diplomatic immunity. Exemption from suit was claimed under the Headquarters Agreement between the United States and the United Nations, which granted certain resident representatives of member states diplomatic privileges and immunities. Held, defendant was entitled to diplomatic immunity and service of summons should be set aside. Tsiang v. Tsiang, 86 N.Y.S. (2d) 556 (1949).