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Diplomatic immunity law and jus cogens: Can the relationship result in invalidating the VCDR or the VCCR?
Many commentators suggest that the concepts of diplomatic immunity are outdated because they were developed prior to the emergence of fundamental concepts of international human rights law. It is suggested that immuni...
State immunity: Germany revisits earlier ICJ decision and its potential ramifications for diplomatic immunity
04 July 2022
Diplomatic law, International law, International relations, law and politics, Privileges and immunities
On 3 February 2012, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rendered its judgment on the issue of jurisdictional immunity in the case Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening) rega...
The philosophy of the preamble to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR), alongside the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR), presents the very essence of diplomatic and consular law, as well as of diplomatic theory and practic...
Cyber road from Ukraine: where will it take us?
08 March 2022
Conflict and crisis, Critical infrastructure, Cyberconflict and warfare, Cybernorms, Cybersecurity, International law, Security
‘The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyberattack.’ US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 2012 This (in)famous warning has been discussed and re-discussed since 2012. Could a devastati...
Training and courses
Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance
Starting 08 May 23
Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities
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Master in Contemporary Diplomacy
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Diplomatic Theory and Practice
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July 2019 online courses
[Webinar] What is responsible behaviour in cyberspace?
25 Oct 18 -
Information session: Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace
01 Oct 18 - 02 Oct 18
July 2018 online courses
Lunch dialogue: Digitalisation and international law
16 Apr 18 -
Diplo at the ‘Cyber security and cybercrime policies for African diplomats’ workshop
12 Apr 18 - 13 Apr 18
Seminar: Diplomatic immunities in the digital era
29 Nov 17 -
Towards a secure cyberspace via regional cooperation
30 Nov 16 -
[Webinar] Cyber norms: Towards an inclusive dialogue
23 Nov 16 -
Summer online courses
21 Jul 14 -
[Webinar] Does diplomatic law really protect?
20 May 14 -
[Webinar] International law for diplomats
10 Dec 13 -
Cyber War and Cyber Crime: Session at the Belgrade Security Forum
20 Sep 12 -
Joint Australian-Egyptian Missions informal roundtable on information and cyber security issues
01 Jun 12 -
International cyber security diplomatic negotiations: Role of Africa in inter-regional cooperation for a global approach on the security and stability of cyberspace
This research paper examines African countries cybersecurity readiness and how Africa can play a role in shaping international negotiations and discussions on global cybersecurity governance.... Read more...
International multistakeholder cyber threat information sharing regimes: Policy considerations for scaling trust and active participation
This paper examines cybersecurity information sharing mechanisms. It looks at the research into public-private partnership (PPP) theory, their application for cybersecurity, and the burgeoning field of international cybersecurity collaboration, and draws conclusions on... Read more...
E-diplomacy and Diplomatic Law in the Internet Era
Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace (ed by Katharine Ziolkowski) covers in a multi-disciplinary approach the technical, legal, policy and diplomacy aspects of State activities in cyberspace during peacetime. It consists of 23 chapters of academic natur... Read more...
Carry on, Excellencies!
The latest piece of EU legislation on air transport security seems at first sight to contradict a wellestablished principle of diplomatic law, the freedom of diplomatic communication. ... Read more...
Satow’s Diplomatic Practice, 6th ed
Satow’s Diplomatic Practice is a classic work, first published 90 years ago and revised four times since. This is the first revised edition for thirty years, during which time the world and diplomacy have changed almost beyond recognition. The new edition provide... Read more...
Evolution of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities
Excerpt from the lecture 1: Principles and concepts, evolution and instruments; Online course on Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities.... Read more...