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Basfar v Wong [2020] UKEAT/0223/19

Employing domestic staff in diplomatic residence was not a ‘commercial activity’ so as to fall outside protection of diplomatic immunity

Article 31(1) of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 provides:

‘1. A diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving state. He shall also enjoy immunity from its civil and administrative jurisdiction except in the case of [...]

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