Questions tagged [diplomatic-immunity]

Diplomatic immunity is a principle of international law by which certain foreign government officials are not subject to the jurisdiction of local courts and other authorities for both their official and, to a large extent, their personal activities.

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What are the immediate limitations of diplomatic immunity?

Note: after writing the question, I found a very similar one covering some of my questions. I crossed them out below, some others are still open. When discussing with my son about some diplomatic ...
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What is the status of an elected foreign president that previously fled the US on criminal charges?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn was a very serious candidate for the French presidency. His political career was stopped in its tracks when he was arrested and charged with the sexual assault and attempted ...
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Anne Sacoolas extradition refusal - pending judicial review?

Anne Sacoolas is accused of killing Harry Dunn in a road accident in the UK and then fleeing the country to the USA to avoid prosecution under cover of diplomatic immunity. (Ref: https://en.wikipedia....
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Why isn't the concept of diplomatic immunity rejected?

Diplomatic immunity says that diplomats cannot be prosecuted in the country they are visiting as a diplomat for. It can be interpreted as saying that diplomats are above the law in the country they ...
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Are there examples of abuses of diplomatic immunity? [closed]

Has there ever been a blatant abuse of diplomatic immunity for a serious crime? I am thinking along the lines of has anyone ever committed a murder, rape, manslaughter, and not been punished by their ...
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Would diplomatic immunity allow a consul to kill someone and get away with it?

I'm asking this because a Wikipedia's page states that: ...diplomatic immunity leads to some unfortunate results; protected diplomats have violated laws of the host country and that country has ...