Diplomatic Agents' Privileges and Immunities


  • Lama Allan Abu Samra University of Pécs, Doctoral School of Law




International public law, Diplomatic relations, Diplomatic agents


This research examines the extent of diplomatic immunity, specifically in cases where a diplomat commits a criminal offense. This situation raises concerns as it contradicts the fundamental principles upon which diplomatic relations between countries are established, namely, the promotion of economic, social, and cultural ties. The occurrence of such crimes committed by a diplomatic agent undermines the very purpose of fostering these relations. This issue necessitates an investigation into the fundamental characteristics and attributes of diplomatic immunity. It has been observed in global conventions and customary international law that states generally do not relinquish the immunity of their diplomatic representatives, unless the diplomat engages in a non-task-related criminal act, thereby permitting prosecution within the host state's jurisdiction.

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Lama Allan Abu Samra, University of Pécs, Doctoral School of Law

PhD Student, University of Pécs, Doctoral School of Law

Invited student and research visitor at the International Law Chair, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding address: abusamra.lama@ajk.pte.hu


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Hogyan kell idézni

Allan Abu Samra, L. „Diplomatic Agents’ Privileges and Immunities”. Közigazgatási és Infokommunikációs Jogi PhD Tanulmányok, köt. 4, sz. 1, 2023. október, o. 40-55, doi:10.47272/KIKPhD.2023.1.3.

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