Benkharbouche and anor v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan [2015]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 33
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Human Rights
Issues covered: Article 6, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“ECHR”) and Article 47, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (“EU Charter”); State Immunity Act 1978 (SIA)

Another domestic worker, this time working for diplomats from the Republic of Sudan as a cook in the kitchens of the embassy in London. The E&W Court of Appeal ruled that, " EU Charter right can be relied on “horizontally” in certain circumstances," that is it may be relied upon directly in claims between private parties in the national courts.      

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