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Diplomats who exploit domestic staff cannot rely on immunity, says UK supreme court

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UK Supreme Court has ruled that diplomatic immunity cannot be used to protect diplomats from civil claims of modern slavery. Case built on research by Professor Philippa Webb and Dr Rosana Garciandia from The Dickson Poon School of Law. The Supreme Court judgment, issued on Wednesday 6 July, is in the case of Basfar v Wong. Ms Josephine Wong, a migrant domestic worker, was employed by Mr Khalid Basfar, a Saudi Arabian diplomat.
3 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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