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Diplomatic immunity: The reality of the sources of the law

Alan Franklin

It is generally understood that the source of the law on diplomatic immunity (DI) is the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunity (VCDR), and the immunities of consular officers is the Vienna Convention on Consula...

Are international immunities of heads of state and government officials undergoing a major change?

Alan Franklin

The immunities from criminal and civil liability of heads of state and senior government officials (such as the minister of foreign affairs) are set out in customary international law, not treaties or conventions; t...

[Podcast] Diving into Digital #2: From first cyber diplomat to capacity-building champion

Editor

Welcome to  the second episode of our new series Diving into Digital, Diplo’s podcast on digital foreign policy.  This time, we were joined by Mr Chris Painter, board president of the Global Forum on Cyber Ex...

[Podcast] The history of drinks and diplomacy: An interview with Tom Standage

DiploFoundation

Diplomacy · A history of drinks and diplomacy: An interview with Tom Standage   In January 2021, Diplo began a series of online discussions titled History of Diplomacy and Technology&...

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Resources

1997

International Encyclopedia Of Public Policy And Administration

Public administration - the implementation side of government - is becoming an increasingly international discipline.... Read more...

2019

Diplomatic Security under a Comparative Lens—Or Not?

“Diplomatic security” is the term now usually preferred to “diplomatic protection” for the steps taken by states to safeguard the fabric of their diplomatic and consular missions, the lives of their diplomatic and consular officers, and the integrity of their c... Read more...

2000

A Dictionary of Diplomacy

Like all professions, diplomacy has spawned its own specialized terminology, and it is this lexicon which provides A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic spine. However, the dictionary also includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations an... Read more...

2012

The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy, Third Edition

Indispensable for students of diplomacy and junior members of diplomatic services, this dictionary not only covers diplomacy's jargon but also includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations, e-Diplomacy, and major figures who have occupi... Read more...