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France wins against Equatorial Guinea in Paris mansion raid lawsuit

France wins against Equatorial Guinea in Paris mansion raid lawsuit

STEPHANIE VAN DER BERG THE United Nations' highest court has ruled in favour of France in a suit brought by Equatorial Guinea protesting a 2012 raid on a luxury mansion owned by the son of the African country's ruler in downtown Paris. Equatorial Guinea had argued the mansion was part of its diplomatic mission to France and should have been protected by diplomatic immunity, but a 16-judge panel at the International Court of Justice rejected that. The case was seen as a test for the limits of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunity, which shields government officials from prosecution abroad.…
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