Guinea Vs France Immunities and Criminal Proceedings

Title of the Case: Guinea Vs France Immunities and Criminal Proceedings

Head Notes: The Court concludes that it lacks jurisdiction pursuant to the Palermo Convention to entertain Equatorial Guinea’s Application. The Court further concludes that it has jurisdiction pursuant to the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention to entertain the submissions of Equatorial Guinea relating to the status of the building at 42 Avenue Foch in Paris as diplomatic premises, including any claims relating to the seizure of certain furnishings and other property present on the above-mentioned premises. Finally, the Court finds that Equatorial Guinea’s Application is not inadmissible on grounds of abuse of process or abuse of rights. 

Court: Honourable International Court of Justice

Date of Disposal : 06-06-2019

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