Immunity from Execution
Professor Eileen Denza
- Diplomatic immunity — Immunity from jurisdiction, execution of judgments
… 3. No measures of execution may be taken in respect of a diplomatic agent except in the cases coming under sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 of this Article, and provided that the measures concerned can be taken without infringing the inviolability of his person or of his residence. … The immunity from execution of a diplomatic agent was a rule long established in customary international law. It derived from the diplomat’s inviolability of person, residence, and property as well as from his immunity from civil jurisdiction. Insofar as it was ever...