sovereign immunity

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an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent

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42) In contrast, those who have brought their actions since 2005 have not been able to do so if the Province has asserted Crown immunity.
Plint (32) offers an illustration of the strong degree to which Crown immunity for policy creation can be upheld by courts dealing with historical wrongs.
The MoD is exempt from prosecution because it has Crown Immunity.
The HSE called the hearing after an investigation decided the case would have justified prosecution if the MoD did not have Crown immunity.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated and concluded that the incident would, in normal circumstances, lead to a criminal prosecution, but the Army is protected by Crown immunity, so cannot be prosecuted by the HSE.
In 1995 the prison was approved under an application by the Home Office which circumvented normal planning application procedures, using Crown immunity.
Water Service, the public body which provides water and sewerage, enjoys Crown Immunity and cannot be prosecuted.
I am a direct descendant from Royalty and therefore I have Crown immunity.
A committee when faced with a valid claim of crown immunity during the course of its proceedings has complete discretion to consider the information in camera.
Crown immunity protects jails from the Act and Black claimed staff and lags light up in landings, laundry rooms and waiting rooms, at HMP Wymott, Lancs.
Therefore Crown Immunity applies to the supply of body armour and an export licence is not required.
When she removed Crown Immunity from all NHS properties the responsibility for fire & statutory requirements for hospitals was transferred from the Home Office to local authorities and "Improvement & Prohibition Notices" were able to be issued against hospitals in the same way as against any other buildings such as hotels etc.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated and concluded that the circumstances would, in normal circumstances, lead to a criminal prosecution, but the Army is protected by Crown immunity, so cannot be prosecuted by the HSE.
An HSE spokesman last night said the hearing had been called because an investigation had revealed the MoD would have been prosecuted if they did not have Crown immunity.