Diplomatic Immunity

Author: Grant V. McClanahan
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 1850650438
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Diplomatic and consular service

In recent years there have been an increasing number of incidents involving diplomats, such as the storming of the US embassy in Tehran and taking of hostages, and the murder of a British policewoman by a member of the Lybian mission in London. Other less serious ones, like the flouting of traffic regulations and the non-prosecution of those stealing, have brought the question of immunity into the public domain. Why, it is asked, should law-abiding citizens put up with lawless behaviour from those who can retreat into the sanctuary of an embassy?

Diplomatic Immunity

Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780743435338
Release Date: 2002-05-01
Genre: Fiction

When a Komarran merchant fleet is impounded at Graf Station after a bloody incident involving a security officer from the convoy's military escort, Miles Vorkosigan and his wife are called in to untangle the diplomatic snafus, treachery, and dark secrets.

Diplomatic Immunity

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Citizens and Shareholders Rights and Remedies
Publisher:
ISBN: LOC:00139294609
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Digital images


Diplomatic Immunity Legislation

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publisher:
ISBN: PURD:32754074743620
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Diplomatic and consular service


Diplomatic Immunity

Author: Breanna Cone
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450232166
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Fiction

The battered van slowed to a stop behind the Cadillac Seville parked next to the wrought iron cemetery gates with Sewell inscribed on the top arch. Josie Palmer closed the door softly. No point in waking the souls resting nearby. In spite of the woolen trench coat, Fedora hat, and scarf pulled high around her ears, Josie Palmer shivered. She didn’t know if it was the weather or the location that gave her the jitters. A moaning sound caused by the wind whistling through the branches of the massive oaks made more shivers slide up her spine. Walking slowly between the headstones of dearly departed members of the Sewell family, she examined the ground leading up to the freshly turned dirt in the far corner of the cemetery. She didn’t expect to find anything. The two men who arrived before her most likely obliterated any evidence. As she approached them, Josie knew why the men stared transfixed at the ground. Scavenging animals had exposed a human leg still wearing a red stiletto heel. Nodding at the silver-haired politician she knew by sight only, Josie looked from him to the remains. “Congressman, I’m Josie Palmer. I hope you have good reason for getting me out this early on a Sunday morning.” “This unfortunate woman is not a member of my family. As quietly as possible, I need you to find out who she is and why someone buried her here.” “Quiet will be expensive, sir,” Josie replied. “I charge $500.00 a day, with an extra hundred if I have to dodge bullets.” “I think I can afford your fee, Ms. Palmer.” “I’ll get started right away.”

Diplomatic Immunity

Author: Grant Sutherland
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553896989
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Diplomatic immunity, n: freedom from arrest...and submission to police regulations usually accorded by international law to diplomatic agents.* From the most exciting writer of international thrillers since Robert Ludlum comes a riveting tale of intrigue that propels us into the heart of the United Nations. Here conscience and loyalty will collide in one man’s desperate race against time. Diplomatic Immunity Shock waves ripple through the UN at the stunning news: a special envoy has been murdered in the basement. In the midst of a high-stakes General Assembly vote, the last thing officials want is more controversy. But Sam Windrush, a deputy in Legal Affairs, is determined to pursue his friend’s killer--despite roadblocks created by everyone from his supervisor and foreign ambassadors to his lover. Even worse, each of his suspects is protected by diplomatic immunity. Each can escape justice. In less than a week UN officials will wrest the investigation away from am. In less than a week his fourteen-year career will be on the line. And as time runs out, Sam will face an even greater threat. A new suspect not protected by diplomatic immunity has come to light. The only suspect Sam wants to eliminate...the only one he cannot. *Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language From the Paperback edition.

Diplomatic Immunity

Author: Jonathan G. Carter
Publisher: Nova Novinka
ISBN: 1613247060
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Political Science

To conduct foreign relations and promote the interest of their nationals located abroad, diplomatic and consular officers must be free to represent their respective states without hindrance by their hosts. Recognising this, states receiving foreign diplomats and consular officers have long accorded such persons with certain privileges and immunities on the basis of comity, reciprocity and international agreement. This book describes the privileges and immunities generally owed by the U.S. to foreign diplomatic, consular and international organisation personnel under treaties and statutes, as well as the corresponding abuses that have been uncovered.

Diplomatic immunity

Author: Tad Szulc
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039296285
Release Date: 1981-09-24
Genre: Fiction


The State Immunity Controversy in International Law

Author: Ernest K. Bankas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540256954
Release Date: 2005-06-30
Genre: Law

The author shows through a careful analysis of the law that restrictive immunity does not have vox populi in developing countries, and that it lacks usus. He also argues that forum law, i.e. the lex fori is a creature of sovereignty and between equals before the law, only what is understood and acknowledged as law among states must be applied in as much as the international legal system is horizontal.

The History of Diplomatic Immunity

Author: Linda Frey
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015045651638
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Political Science

The History of Diplomatic Immunity traces the evolution of diplomatic immunity, a convention embedded in the practices and precedents of the past. Unique in its coverage, this book analyzes the practice from ancient times to the present and in various cultures, both Western and non-Western. Linda S. Frey and Marsha L. Frey follow the trail of certain privileges and immunities, setting them within a historical and cultural context; they examine how, in some cultures but not others, certain practices became precedents and some courtesies hardened into rights. The authors show how certain principles common to all civilizations buttressed the principles of diplomatic immunity; discuss the importance of various theorists both ancient and modern; examine the significant domestic legislation and international conventions; analyze celebrated instances of the violation of diplomatic immunity; study policy decisions by governments; study the influence of certain judicial decisions; and analyze the various rationales for such privileges. The expansion of the international community has meant the inclusion of nations with different traditions and few common values. Law no longer serves as a metaphor for the international community nor does it incarnate the community's vision of itself as it did in the past.

Diplomatic Immunity

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:822577575
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Diplomatic and consular service


Handbook of International Law

Author: Anthony Aust
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139447467
Release Date: 2005-10-27
Genre: Law

A concise account of international law by an experienced practitioner, this book explains how states and international organisations, especially the United Nations, make and use international law. The nature of international law and its fundamental concepts and principles are described. The difference and relationship between various areas of international law which are often misunderstood (such as diplomatic and state immunity, and human rights and international humanitarian law) are clearly explained. The essence of new specialist areas of international law, relating to the environment, human rights and terrorism are discussed. Aust's clear and accessible style makes the subject understandable to non-international lawyers, non-lawyers and students. Abundant references are provided to sources and other materials, including authoritative and useful websites.