‘The Immunity of the Holy See in Sexual Abuse Cases – the ECtHR decides JC v Belgium

“In multiple countries, allegations of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have led to lawsuits against dioceses and clergy, and the establishment of investigation and claims commissions. However, because of the relatively muted response of the Holy See to the scandals, in some countries, victims have also filed tort suits in domestic courts against the Holy See directly. This has, for instance, happened in the United States, but also in Belgium …” (more)

[Cedric Ryngaert, Utrecht CALL, 25 November]

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