Exemption from Personal Services
Professor Eileen Denza
- Diplomatic immunity — Consular relations — Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states
The receiving State shall exempt diplomatic agents from all personal services, from all public services of any kind whatsoever, and from military obligations such as those connected with requisitioning, military contributions and billeting. It was well established in international practice that diplomats were treated as exempt from such obligations imposed on the general public as compulsory military service and jury service. Many States made explicit provision for this in their domestic laws.1 Curiously, however, there was little mention of such an exemption in...