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Library of Congress Summary
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9/23/1992--Reported to House amended. Amends the Federal judicial code to make an exception to the jurisdictional immunity of a foreign state in any case in which money damages are sought against such state for personal injury or death of a U.S. citizen occurring in such state and caused by the torture or extrajudicial killing of that citizen by such state or by any official or employee of such state while acting within the scope of his or her office or employment, with exceptions. Makes an exception to immunity from attachment where the judgment relates to a claim for which the foreign state is not immune by virtue of such provision, regardless of whether the property is or was involved in the act upon which the claim is based. Specifies that property located in the United States of an agency or instrumentality of a foreign state engaged in commercial activity in this country shall not be immune from attachment or execution if the judgment relates to a claim for which the agency or instrumentality is not immune, regardless of whether the property is or was involved in the act upon which the claim is based.
House Republican Conference Summary
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