e-Participation Day - 19 June 2013

E-Protocol and Immunities Breakout session by Dr Jovan Kurbalija - DiploFoundation

Protocol and immunities are ancient cornerstones of diplomacy. Traditionally, diplomatic immunities protect embassy buildings and diplomats. Should they be extended to our e-mail and files diplomats save, for example, in Google Docs? What is the borderline between official and private communication? How does the Internet affect protocol? Has the Internet changed our view on what is polite and what is not? The breakout session will reflect on practical issues that affect daily reality of diplomats and international officials. The following text may inspire you to prepare your reflections and questions for the breakout session.


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