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Senegal and UN PR Seck Were Sued For $1M By Architect Diedhiou Who Moves for Default

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 25 – Senegal, through its Mission to the UN in New York with Permanent Representative Fode Seck, were sued earlier this year for $1 million by a Senegalese architect who says they ripped him off.

  Now on Christmas Day the architect has filed to win by default. Senegal has not put in any response at all. Perhaps they have taken on or tried to taken on the impunity of UNSG Antonio Guterres. But will courts in the US accept it?

The architect says his claim is not blocked by sovereign or diplomatic immunity, so common around today's UN, since Senegal was developing commercial real estate.  

In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which Inner City Press covers daily including Cheikh Gadio along with the UN while being banned by UNSG Antonio Guterres from entering the UN due to its reporting on UN corruption, Pape M. Diedhiou filed a lawsuit on July 23, 2020, for more than $1 million.

 And on December 25, this has been filed: "Defendant, the Republic of Senegal, was properly served under Fed. R. Civ. P. 4 and 28 U.S.C. § 1608, and proof of service has been filed with the Court. 3) The time for Defendant to answer or otherwise move with respect to Plaintiff’s complaint herein has expired. 4) Defendant is not an infant or incompetent person." Actually, the Senegal Mission or PR may well be incompetent.

  Diedhiou recounts that after substantial work, in May 2016 he "sent an invoice to Fode Seck, who had replaced [Paul] Badji as Senegal's Permanent Representative to the UN."

Seck has led the UN's Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People - but he did not pay Diedhiou for his work. The lawsuit followed. Inner City Press will be following it. Watch this site.  


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