Tag: diplomatic immunity

  • Case of the Day: Basfar v. Wong

    The case of the day is Basfar v. Wong, [2022] UKSC 20. The case is in a genre that is all too common and that I’ve written about before: a foreign diplomat or consul is accused of violating wage and hour laws or other employment laws by a domestic worker, and then he or she […]

  • Case of the Day: Miango v. Democratic Republic of Congo

    Case of the Day: Miango v. Democratic Republic of Congo

    The case of the day is Miango v. Democratic Republic of Congo (D.D.C. 2020). Jacques Miango is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who lives in Maryland. In 2014, he participated at a protest across the street from the Capella Hotel in Washington. After President Kabila entered the hotel, Miango alleged that DRC […]

  • Case of the Day: Broidy Capital Management v. Benomar

    Today’s case of the day, Broidy Capital Management LLC v. Benomar (2d Cir. 2019), is at the intersection of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, international law, and the Trump era. Elliott Broidy was the deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee. He alleged that the State of Qatar and its agents had hacked his computers, stolen trade […]

  • Case of the Day: Green v. First Liberty

    The case of the day is Green v. First Liberty Ins. Corp. (E.D.N.Y. 2018). Nefeteri Green was driving in New York City when his car was hit by a car driven by Marco Suazo. Suazo’s car was owned by Monaco and registered to Isabelle Picco, Monaco’s representative to the United Nations. Green alleged that Suazo […]

  • Case of the Day: Reyes v. Al-Malki

    The case of the day is Reyes v. Al-Malki, [2017] UKSC 61. The case is in the “diplomat allegedly abuses a domestic servant and then claims immunity from suit” genre. The infamous Gurung v. Malhotra is in that genre, as is the Khobragade case from 2013. The cases I’ve seen don’t seem to get much […]