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Diplomatic immunity and claims by trafficked domestic workers - Al-Malki v Reyes [CA] 05.02.15 (Unreported)

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 art.31(1)(c) did not exclude diplomatic immunity in relation to employment claims by domestic workers who had been trafficked. Granting immunity in such situations did not breach ECHR art.4 or art.6. Furthermore, diplomats did not have immunity from service of proceedings. Service could be effected by posting documents to a diplomat's mission or private residence without infringing the inviolability of those places under art.30 and art.22(1) of the Convention.
Category: Employment » Human Rights. Keyword(s): Diplomatic immunity; Right to fair trial. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: [2015] EWCA Civ 32.

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