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Chart of diplomatic and consular immunities

Chart of diplomatic and consular immunities

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diplomatic privileges and immunities

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry Eig
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1988-89, reel 8, fr. 0144
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiv, 1-5a p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15457117M

    The mission may send one of its members to take possession of the diplomatic bag directly and freely from the captain of the aircraft. More recently, the Iran hostage crisis is universally considered a violation of diplomatic immunity. However, this is not universal, and diplomats have been prosecuted and jailed for crimes committed outside the country they are accredited to. Translated by Kelsey FW. However, even for Herodotus, this maltreatment of envoys is a crime. However, this exemption may be waived by their home country.

    After all, they were still bound by strict requirements of honour and customs. The Vienna Convention is explicit that "without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. Article 32 1. The following chart outlines the immunities afforded to foreign diplomatic personnel residing in the United States.

    The personal baggage of a diplomatic agent shall be exempt from inspection, unless there are serious grounds for presuming that, it contains articles not covered by the exemptions mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Article, or articles the import or export of which is prohibited by the law or controlled by the quarantine regulations of the Chart of diplomatic and consular immunities book State. When Hong Kong was under British administrationdiplomatic missions of Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, [4] Australia, [5] New Zealand[6] India, [7] Malaysia[8] and Singapore [9] were known as commissions. Many accused the Foreign Ministry of incompetence after it emerged that Knyazev had twice been previously investigated for drunk driving. India registered a strong protest and initiated a review of privileges afforded to American consular officials in India as a result. A diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State. When receiving diplomats, who formally represent the sovereign, the receiving head of state grants certain privileges and immunities to ensure they may effectively carry out their duties, on the understanding that these are provided on a reciprocal basis.


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In van Lerberghe K and Schoors A [eds]. The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of his dignity. If the United States were to punish a visiting diplomat without sufficient grounds, U.

The sending State and the head of the mission shall be exempt from all national, regional or municipal dues and taxes in respect of the premises of the mission whether owned or leased, other than such as represent payment for specific services rendered. As such, diplomatic personnel with other responsibilities may receive consular letters patent commissions.

Article 30 1. The United States tends to be generous when granting diplomatic immunity to visiting diplomats, because a large number of U. Although an arrest warrant was issued, Mr. On the other hand, during World War IIdiplomatic immunity was upheld and the embassies of the belligerents were evacuated through neutral countries.

Consular immunity

However, in Septemberthe incumbent head of Legal Affairs for the United Nations acknowledged there was a moral and legal obligation to take at least a partial responsibility in family disputes.

Murder charges were laid under Section of Pakistan Penal Code against the driver of the vehicle who is a diplomat according to Pakistani officials.

The consul general serves as a representative who speaks on behalf of his or her state in the country to which he or she is located, although ultimate jurisdiction over the right to speak on behalf of a home country within another country ultimately belongs to the single ambassador.

Diplomatic missions are established in international law under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relationswhile consulates-general and consulates are established in international law under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Diplomatic immunity explained

Creditors cannot sue missions individually to collect money they owe. Many accused the Foreign Ministry of incompetence after it emerged that Knyazev had twice been previously investigated for drunk driving. Shimokoji's immunity. At present, the diplomatic privileges and immunities that States grant each other through their representatives are prerequisite for property for proper performance of the delicate and essential functions usually carried out by diplomatic agents on behalf of their presidents or Heads of State and Ministers of Foreign Affairs without intermediaries in the international arena.

For example, for some countries, consular officials may be responsible for the issue of visas; other countries may limit "consular services" to providing assistance to compatriots, legalization Chart of diplomatic and consular immunities book documents, etc.

Article 23 1. For example, Toronto in CanadaSydney in Australia and AucklandNew Zealand, are of greater economic importance than their respective national capitals, hence the need for consulates there.

Chart of diplomatic and consular immunities book of the service staff of the mission who are not nationals of or permanently resident in the receiving State shall enjoy immunity in respect of acts performed in the course of their duties, exemption from dues and taxes on the emoluments they receive by reason of their employment and the exemption contained in Article In the 17th century, European diplomats realized that protection from prosecution was essential to doing their jobs, and a set of rules evolved guaranteeing the rights of diplomats.In recent years, consular and diaspora diplomacy have both emerged as important areas in diplomatic studies; governments are becoming more citizen-centric.

Consular diplomacy has gained prominence in many foreign ministries, a dramatic turnaround from its earlier status as a routine activity. Diplomatic and Consular Immunity Posted on: The Government of Canada is signatory to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which sets out the rights and privileges of persons representing foreign governments in the capacity of diplomatic agents and consular officers.

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