Sovereign immunity is a common-law provision that gives certain government officials immunity from civil liability. In the United States, it is typically applied to prevent states from being sued in civil court.
This immunity, however, may be waived, but that waiver must typically be granted by the state itself. Sovereign immunity may also be applied during international arrangements in which one governing body acts as a representative in a negotiation.
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