The Strasbourg Court: A Friend to Embassy and Consular Employees
European Human Rights Law Review, (6), 2017
16 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2018
Date Written: June 6, 2018
This article examines the recent jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the issue of state immunity and the right of access to a court in employment disputes. In a series of decisions since Cudak v Lithuania in 2010 the Court has strived to uphold the rights of employees of foreign states, particularly embassy and consular staff engaged in routine, non-policy roles, by limiting the scope of state immunity in such cases. This approach is a welcome affirmation of the right of access to justice.
Keywords: state immunity, right to access
JEL Classification: K00, K33
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