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15 Oct 2019

Claire Cross and Anna Rothwell write for The Times

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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