License to Exploit Servant Abuse Case Could Challenge Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic immunity was originally meant to protect embassy personnel from arbitrary harrassment. But a new case in Berlin, involving the alleged abuse of a Indonesian servant, makes it clear that human rights sometimes get lost in the shuffle. The case could go to Germany's highest court.
The Saudi diplomat's apartment in northwestern Berlin.

The Saudi diplomat's apartment in northwestern Berlin.

Foto: Andreas Wassermann / DER SPIEGEL
Translated from the German by Josh Ward
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