diplomatic immunity


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exemption from taxation or normal processes of law that is offered to diplomatic personnel in a foreign country

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"It comes within the exception to diplomatic immunity," Brown said.
Noting that Chinese authorities handled the case according to law, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that no matter which point of view you take, the former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig does not enjoy diplomatic immunity stipulated in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
The Iranian media has been falsely telling the Iranian public that Asadi enjoys diplomatic immunity even in Germany.
We have no competences in this case, ministry spokesman Peter Susko stressed, as quoted by the Sme daily.The EU delegation declined to comment on the case for local media, citing diplomatic immunity.
That Joseph enjoys diplomatic immunity under the applicable international law is not in question; the focus, however, should not be on whether or not he enjoyed this privilege, but rather on the failures on the part of the government - and more particularly the Foreign Office - which have lead to these instances becoming alarmingly systemic.
However his lawyer Ben Emmerson QC has lodged a writ with the High Court and Becker said in a statement: "I have now asserted diplomatic immunity in order to bring this farce to an end, so that I can start to rebuild my life."
Colonel hall left the country after the US refused to withdraw his diplomatic immunity. However, an Islamabad court had ruled earlier that Col Hall's diplomatic immunity did not protect him in the case, as per media reports.
When it is a well-known fact that diplomatic immunity is a cornerstone of international law, the government should not have taken up a fight it was unable to fight in the first place.
The counsel said that under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961, there was a diplomatic immunity not impunity.
Under the VCDR, he said, diplomats and their families have immunity from the receiving state's civil and administrative jurisdiction but the principle of 'diplomatic immunity' however, cannot signify impunity in the sense that diplomats may be placed above the law of the state.
islamabad: The federal government on Tuesday informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the American diplomat who rammed over a biker in Islamabad cannot stand trial in Pakistan because of diplomatic immunity. However, the diplomat has been put on the black list and thus, cannot leave Pakistan, according to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Khalid.
He had escaped arrest because of diplomatic immunity but a first information report (FIR) regarding the incident was registered with Kohsar Police Station.
However it was also informed the court that the diplomat can not be tried in Pakistan because of diplomatic immunity.