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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: 21 October 2020

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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