The Court of Appeals has granted immunity to the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his actions up to the moment he stepped down in 2014. His ex-lover, Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, is now being pursued by the UK court system as it investigates her claim of harassment.
We saw the appeal by the emeritus recounting that his actions before April 2, 2012, and after June 18, 2014, were not ones for he would be held accountable. So they granted him immunity during this time period and allowed them to carry out a trial against him.
“The appeal established his request for functional immunity (…) and the judge erred in concluding otherwise. The exception in section 5 SIA does not apply. Therefore, so that the pre-abdication conduct was immune from the jurisdiction of the courts of this country, says the author of the decision, Ingrid Simler.”
In the Queen’s Bench Division, the two other judges who decide cases agreed with the opinion reached by Judge Hogan.
Amends the Decision of Last March
The decision by the High Court of London has affirmed that Juan Carlos I did not have immunity between 2012 and 2020. This was when Corinna believes he sexually harassed her.
It’s always going to be a big deal when the Court of Appeals decides whether or not they approve the appeal that many have considered a long time in coming. This decision will take place, allegedly, next year during their middle-of-week trial. Tuesday, there won’t be all those actions that are most damaging and potentially harmful to the cause of reducing his pension.
CNI Maneuvers Under “Direction or Consent”
A document published this Tuesday details the involvement of a Spanish attorney, Sanz Roldán, in the illegal entry and search of an Italian citizen’s office in Monaco. He was found out following a security company break-in but should have notified the CNI.
The legal team for the woman at the London hotel thwarted threats allegedly made by the general on May 5, 2012.
The court comes to the conclusion that Sanz Roldán “was under the direction or with the consent” of the emeritus and “whatever his private or inappropriate motivation was”. They believe that there was no way for him to have known about these actions without it being reported.
In this sentence, the power of constitutional law is reiterated through a pivotal comment from former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Corinna’s Defense: “Very Limited Immunity”
Corinna’s defense has said that it appears the immunity clause is limited in scope.
In a statement, Michael Kim of the Kobre & Kim law firm welcomed the fact that the lawsuit “can now progress towards trial in the London High Court.” Kim also recalled that “the majority of the lawsuit as of 2014 is unaffected and should proceed to trial.”
In this client’s opinion, what he has been accused of is “very serious” and there are a lot more details in his trial that will come out.”