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Aziz and HM the Sultan of Brunei - anonymising non-parties - Court of Appeal 11.7.07

While not concerned with employment law, this "extraordinary" case (the Court of Appeal's description) is a useful reminder of the considerations which courts and tribunals will take into account when deciding whether or not to protect a 3rd party who is not directly involved in a case by ordering anonymity when damaging or distressing allegations are made in the course of public litigation about him or her. The case itself decides that the State Immunity Act 1978 does not give the 3rd party additional rights in this respect simply because he or she is a Head of State.

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