On 24 May 2007, the International Court of Justice handed down its decision on the preliminary objections raised in Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo). The case concerned a claim of diplomatic protection by the Republic of Guinea (‘Guinea’), which alleged that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (‘DRC’) had violated the rights of
Guinea’s national, Mr Diallo, by expelling him from the DRC and confiscating property from Congolese companies that Diallo owned and controlled. As Higgins has noted, it was ‘a classical case, perhaps, in the Western context, but somewhat unusual as an intra-African case’
“Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo): Clarifying the Scope of Diplomatic Protection of Corporate and Shareholder Rights”, (2008) 9 Melbourne Journal of International Law 151 (with Stephen Knight).