The immunities of States and international organisations

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Database of the CAHDI "The immunities of States and international organisations" - contribution of Finland - Jurisprudence of 12/04/2001

The Plaintiff (individual) v. Republic of Finland (state)


Court of Shevchenkivskyy district of the city of Kyiv

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The case concerns a labour dispute between a former locally recruited employee, who worked as a interpreter at the Embassy of Finland. The Embassy of Finland stated in its answer to the note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine that it did not agree to the waiver of its diplomatic immunity.

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The observations of the Embassy of Finland to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine:

"The Embassy of Finland present their compliments to the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and referring to the Latter's Note No. 202/20-140-1423 of 9 October, 2001, have the honour to state the following:

The employment of [the Plaintiff] at the Embassy of Finland ended in 1999 in full observance of all relevant stipulations of his contract of employment, which was concluded with him by a diplomatic representation of a foreign country. Correspondingly, the Embassy of Finland consider the case closed and see no reason for agreeing to the lifting of their diplomatic immunity in the context of the legal proceedings brought against the Embassy by [the Plaintiff].

The Embassy of Finland avail themselves of this opportunity to renew to the protocol Department of the ministry of Foreign Affairs the assurance of their highest consideration.

Kyiv, October 23rd 2001"