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European Court Rules Vatican Cannot be Sued in Local Courts Over Clerical Abuse

CherryX via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

A Chamber of seven judges decided by six votes to one that courts in Belgium did not violate Article 6 § 1 of the convention, on the right of access to a court, when they declined jurisdiction in respect of the Vatican.

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