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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 positions exactly did the recently expelled Canadian staff expelled from India hold?

There have been a lot of rather vague claims about this, e.g. that India revoked "diplomatic immunity" of 41 Canadians, starting from a certain date, resulting in Canada withdrawing said ...
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Which Vienna Convention agreement was India expected to break?

[Credits for the articles (a law.se post): What is the legal way to expel diplomats from a country under the Vienna convention? ] A diplomatic spat is ongoing between India and Canada. India sought ...
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Are Heads of State automatically covered by diplomatic immunity on official visits?

As an example, is the US President covered by diplomatic immunity when visiting an official summit in Brazil? Or could they in theory be arrested like any other foreigner?
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Is an ICC warrant sufficient to override diplomatic immunity in signatory nations?

As per recent news: The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin over alleged war crimes in Ukraine, a move dismissed by Moscow as ...
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How does diplomatic immunity work in the case of a diplomat being a dual citizen of both the host and guest nations?

How would the legal precedence work, and have there ever been any such cases? For example, let's say that someone was born in the USA (and has citizenship by birthright), but their family moved to ...
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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 ...
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