*Rahmatullah (No 2) v Ministry of Defence and another; Mohammed and others v Ministry of Defence and another

Crown – Proceedings against. The Supreme Court, in allowing appeals by the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, declared that, in proceedings in tort governed by foreign law, the government might rely on the doctrine of Crown act of state to preclude the court passing judgment on the claim, in specified circumstances. The Crown act of state could be relied on by the appellants in the present case.

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