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Satow's Diplomatic Practice, 6th Edition edited by Roberts, Sir Ivor [OLD EDITION]

Book III Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities, 9 Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Agents

Ivor Roberts

From: Satow's Diplomatic Practice (6th Edition)

Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 November 2019

Subject(s):
Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic privileges — Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states — Immunity from jurisdiction, waiver — Immunity from jurisdiction, taxation of foreign state property
9.1 The immunities accorded to a diplomatic agent personally, as distinct from those dealt with in Chapter 8 , which belong to the mission, include personal inviolability and immunity from criminal, civil, and administrative jurisdiction. The distinction between an immunity and a privilege is not easy to define precisely, and the terms have often been used interchangeably, but in general a privilege denotes some substantive exemption from laws and regulations such as those relating to taxation or social security, whereas an immunity does not imply any exemption...
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