Immunity

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Immunity may refer to:

Medicine[edit]

Law[edit]

  • Absolute immunity, a type of immunity for government officials that confers total immunity when acting in the course of their duties
  • Amnesty law, a law that provides immunity for past crimes
  • Charitable immunity, immunity from liability granted to charities in many countries from the 19th century to the mid-20th century
  • Diplomatic immunity, agreement between sovereign governments to exclude diplomats from local laws
  • Immunity from prosecution (international law), exclusion of governments or their officials from prosecution under international law
  • Judicial immunity, immunity of a judge or magistrate in the course of their official duties
  • Parliamentary immunity, immunity granted to elected officials during their tenure and in the course of their duties
  • Qualified immunity, in the United States, immunity of individuals performing tasks as part of the government's actions
  • Sovereign immunity, the prevention of lawsuits or prosecution against rulers or governments without their given consent
  • Sovereign immunity in the United States, the legal privilege by which the American federal, state, and tribal governments cannot be sued
  • Spousal privilege, also called spousal immunity, protects a spouse from testifying against the defendant
  • State immunity, principle of international law that the government of a state is not amenable before the courts of another state
  • Witness immunity, immunity granted to a witness in exchange for testimony

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