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State immunity: Driver/interpreter was employed as member of state mission

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    Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia v Nasser 14 November 2000 CA (0 other reports)

A driver employed at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London, whose job involved translating from Arabic to English and vice versa for the benefit of his passengers, was a member of the administrative staff of the mission for the purposes of the State Immunity Act, rules the Court of Appeal in Nasser v The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 14.11.00 Court of Appeal. The word "administrative" was intended to have a broad meaning, and the work that the employee was doing "was central to the diplomatic activity of the mission".