Partner Claire Cross and Of Counsel Anna Rothwell discuss the principle of diplomatic protection, which has been abused by allowing Anne Sacoolas to have a get-out-of-jail-free card, in The Times.
Growing outrage over the American Anne Sacoolas’s decision to leave Britain has led to a renewed focus on diplomatic immunity and the potential for its abuse.
The case — in which she is alleged to have killed a teenager in a motoring accident — has brought the issue sharply into the public conscious. Whether the time has come for there to be a review of the rights afforded to diplomats’ family members remains to be seen so as to ensure that they remain necessary and proportionate in the modern-day.
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