Law of Treaty Announcement: Class of May 15th

Dear all, students of the Law of Treaties.

For our session on May 15th, we will discuss about Diplomatic and Consular Immunity. Please research the following:

  1. What does “immunity” mean?
  2. Please compare the scope of immunity applicable to diplomatic and consular missions!
  3. In what capacities can a diplomat or consul attend a court proceeding in the receiving state?
  4. What are the theoretical justifications of immunity? How do you reconcile this with the theories of purposes of law in general and criminal law?