Intelligence Law Glossary - Agency or Instrumentality of a Foreign State


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Agency or Instrumentality of a Foreign State

Statutory Law

28 U.S.C. § 1603(b) (2010) (Title 28—Chapter 97: Jurisdictional Immunities of Foreign States)

For purposes of this chapter [28 U.S.C. §§ 1602 et seq.]—
   (b) An "agency or instrumentality of a foreign state" means any entity—
      (1) which is a separate legal person, corporate or otherwise, and
      (2) which is an organ of a foreign state or political subdivision thereof, or a majority of whose shares or other ownership interest is owned by a foreign state or political subdivision thereof, and
      (3) which is neither a citizen of a State of the United States as defined in section 1332(c) and (e) of this title [28 U.S.C. § 1332(c) and (e)] nor created under the laws of any third country.