APPLICATION OF DOMESTIC LAW TO FOREIGN FORCES ARMED FORCES OF FOREIGN NATION: WHETHER BOUND BY LAW PROVIDING FOR COMPULSORY INSURANCE BY EMPLOYER OF EMPLOYEE
In reply to your memorandum dated 5th June, 1942 (1542/W42/2258) I desire to inform you that, by international law, the armed forces of a foreign nation are not subject to the laws of this country (see Maxwell, The Interpretation of Statutes, 8th edition, p. 130). Consequently, any law providing for the compulsory insurance by an employer of his employee is not binding on such forces.
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