Parosha Chandran acts for UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Supreme Court case of Basfar v Wong

8 Jul 2022

The Supreme Court has handed down the judgment of Basfar v Wong [2022] UKSC 20, holding that diplomatic immunity does not protect serving diplomats from civil claims of modern slavery.

Parosha Chandran, instructed by Raja Uruthiravinayagan at Duncan Lewis solicitors appeared on behalf of the 2nd intervener, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children.

A case summary can be found here: Basfar (Respondent) v Wong (Appellant) – The Supreme Court

The Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking can be found here: Statement-by-the-Special-Rapporteur-on-trafficking-in-persons-UK-Supreme-Court-judgment-Basfar-v-Wong-and-the-law-on-diplomatic-immunity.pdf (

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