Tag Archives: Diplomatic Immunity

Media Release 12.09.14: Campaigners welcome new protections for workers in diplomatic households in Ireland

New measures will help prevent labour exploitation and trafficking Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) today welcomed new measures to protect workers in the homes of diplomats in Ireland. Diplomats employing domestic workers in their homes must now comply with a
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Ireland and the OSCE pledge to protect domestic workers in diplomatic households

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland welcomes a new commitment by all OSCE members to combat trafficking for domestic servitude. “We have encountered several cases of domestic servitude in diplomatic households here in Dublin,” said MRCI’s Gráinne O’Toole today. “Workers are being
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Urgent Action Needed to Combat Slavery in Diplomatic Households in Ireland

On European Anti-Trafficking Day (Friday 18th October), Migrant Rights Centre Ireland has called for urgent action to prevent diplomatic households in Ireland trafficking people for forced labour. The Global Slavery Index, released this week, singled out domestic servitude in diplomatic
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Diplomatic Immunity

MRCI is currently assisting several cases involving domestic workers employed by foreign diplomats. Seeking justice in these cases is difficult. If workers experience exploitation, diplomatic immunity – a privilege provided to diplomats under the Vienna Convention – can be used to deny
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