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Second Circuit Upholds State Department Action Barring New York City from Taxing Foreign- Government-Owned Apartments Housing Mission Staff

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2017


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Contemporary Practice of The United States Relating to International Law
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1 Permanent Mission of India v. City of N.Y., 551 U.S. 193 (2007). According to 28 U.S.C.§1605(a)(4), a “foreign state shall not be immune from jurisdiction . . . in any case . . . in which rights in . . . immovable property situated in the United States are in issue.”

2 City of N.Y. v. Permanent Mission of India, 618 F.3d 172 (2d Cir. 2010).

3 22 U.S.C. §4301 et seq.

4 Permanent Mission of India, 618 F.3d at 180 (citations omitted).

5 22 U.S.C. §4304.

6 Id. §4302.

7 City of N.Y. v. Permanent Mission of India, 533 F.Supp.2d 457, and 538 F.Supp.2d 701 (S.D.N.Y. 2008).

8 Designation and Determination under the Foreign Missions Act, 74 Fed. Reg. 31,788 (July 2, 2009).

9 Permanent Mission of India, 618 F.3d at 178–79.

10 Id. at 175.

11 Id. at 183.

12 Id. at 189.

13 Id. at 199.

14 Id at 201–03.