Professor Colleen Graffy, “Government Has Badly Misled Harry Dunn’s Family” — The London Times
Professor Colleen P. Graffy's commentary, "Government Has Badly Misled Harry Dunn's Family," has been published in the London Times. The article considers diplomatic immunity and the British extradition request for an American diplomat's wife.
Excerpt from "Government Has Badly Misled Harry Dunn's Family"
A tragic car accident took the life of Harry Dunn and his family are understandably devastated. When a wrong has been committed we want accountability and justice, and the #JusticeforHarry campaign rightly seeks this. But when a diplomat has immunity (and therefore their family, too) they are immune from criminal jurisdiction — and the British government knows this.
Under pressure from the campaign, the government has allowed an extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, an American who was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident, to go forward, despite knowing full well that the US would deny the request. Under similar circumstances, the UK government would not waive immunity nor extradite a British citizen.