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  Diplomatic immunity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments, which ensures that diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws (although they can be expelled).
As diplomats by definition enter the country under safe-conduct, violating them is normally viewed as a great breach of honour, although there have been a number of cases where diplomats have been killed.
Diplomats who disobey minor regulations or break major laws, or disappear with bad debts are in a minority, and they usually come from small or poor or badly organized countries with no tradition of a professional diplomatic service or of a national civil service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diplomatic_immunity   (1659 words)

 Diplomacy -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peace-making, culture, economics, (The skilled practice of a practical occupation) trade and (The waging of armed conflict against an enemy) war.
A diplomat is someone involved in diplomacy; the collective term for a group of diplomats from a single country is a (A mission serving diplomatic ends) diplomatic mission.
An (A diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another) ambassador is the most senior diplomatic rank; a diplomatic mission headed by an ambassador is known as an (An ambassador and his entourage collectively) embassy.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/di/diplomacy.htm   (2833 words)

 Diplomacy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peace-making, culture, economics, trade and war.
Diplomatic recognition is an important factor in determining whether a nation is an independent state.
This was not always the case, with the US maintaining official diplomatic ties with Taiwan until 1979, when these relations were broken off as a condition for establishing official relations with China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diplomacy   (2493 words)

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In cases where no member of the diplomatic staff of the mission is present in the receiving State, a member of the administrative and technical staff may, with the consent of the receiving State, be designated by the sending State to be in charge of the current administrative affairs of the mission.
The diplomatic courier, who shall be provided with an official document indicating his status and the number of packages constituting the diplomatic bag, shall be protected by the receiving State in the performance of his functions.
A diplomatic bag may be entrusted to the captain of a commercial aircraft scheduled to land at an authorized port of entry.
fletcher.tufts.edu /multi/texts/BH408.txt   (4049 words)

 Ethiopia, Portugal Strive to Re-establish Diplomatic Relations
Forty years after diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Portugal were interrupted, the latter said on Monday it was striving to reconnect and the first phase of the establishment of the chancery has already been completed.
Luis Barros, the Portuguese Ambassador to Ethiopia, said his country had opened a chancery at Dembel City Center in January this year and subsequently the two countries were designing frameworks to re-establish their diplomatic relations, which were severed at the end of 1963.
Diplomatic relations between the two restarted ten years ago at the level of non-resident Ambassadors.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2003/05/09-05-03/Ethiopia.htm   (411 words)

Given broad diplomatic powers, he negotiated with the governments of England, Netherlands, and Belgium, and his loan activities brought him in contact with influential men of many countries.
While Hamilton enjoyed some success in his diplomatic endeavors, he found it impossible to negotiate the loan; and when Houston reassumed the presidency and reversed most of Lamar's policies, especially the financial ones, Hamilton's services were terminated.
Worley, "The Diplomatic Relations of England and the Republic of Texas," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 9 (July 1905).
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/DD/mgd1.html   (1742 words)

 Bhutan's Foreign Policy and Relations: Bhutannewsonline.com
The formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India at Ambassadorial level was established only on 8 August 1978.
It established formal diplomatic relations with Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, EEC, Norway and Netherlands in 1985; Kuwait, Japan and Finland in 1986; South Korea in 1987, Austria in 1989, Thailand in 1991 Bahrain in 1992.
It established non-resident diplomatic relations with Maldives in 1984, Sri Lanka, 1987 and Pakistan in 1990.
www.bhutannewsonline.com /foreign-relations.html   (985 words)

 CNS STORY: Diplomatic relations with China still possible, Vatican official says
Asked about relations with China, Archbishop Lajolo said the Vatican has been studying the possibility of diplomatic relations with China for some time.
In the past, church officials have said the Vatican's two main conditions for diplomatic relations were the free appointment of bishops in China and freedom for Chinese Catholics to maintain religious links to Rome without government control.
The Vatican considers that a secondary issue, and has said for several years that it is willing to move its embassy from Taiwan to Beijing if diplomatic relations are established with China.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0503693.htm   (800 words)

 Chinese Politics - Political System, Constitution, Foreign Policy, Foreign/Diplomatic Relations (China)
China actively develops friendly relations with its surrounding countries, safeguards the peace and stability of the region and promotes economic cooperation at the regional level.
Any country seeking to establish diplomatic relations with China must show its readiness to sever all diplomatic relations with the Taiwan authorities and recognize the government of the PRC as the sole legal government of China.
Since the beginning of the 1990s, China has established diplomatic relations with still more countries, such as Israel, the Republic of Korea and South Africa, as well as with the newly independent republics that emerged from the former Soviet Union.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/china/politics.htm   (1128 words)

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4064, related to imprisonment for not more than three years of anyone suing out a writ or process in violation of the provisions of former section 252 of this title, granting diplomatic immunity to certain persons.
97-241 substituted "those members of a mission who are members of the diplomatic staff or who, pursuant to law, are granted equivalent privileges and immunities" for "members of the diplomatic staff of a mission".
The expenses of the said imprisonment and maintenance of the prisoners, and the cost of the proceedings, shall be borne by such foreign government, or by its consul, vice consul, or commercial agent requiring such imprisonment.
uscode.house.gov /download/pls/22C6.txt   (1860 words)

 CNN.com - UK to open diplomatic relations with N. Korea - October 19, 2000
Relations between the West and North Korea have been thawing since June when South Korean President Kim Dae-jung -- who received the Nobel Peace Prize last week -- held a historic summit meeting with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Il.
Cook's announcement on Thursday came at the start of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Seoul where the 15 EU leaders are expected to endorse the efforts of Kim Dae-jung to improve relations between his democratic country and the communist North, and to work toward their eventual reunification.
He said establishing diplomatic relations did not imply approval of the regime.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/10/19/britain.korea.02   (844 words)

 Lindsay, Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Great Britain Bearing on the Return of Negro Slaves, ...
Diplomatic relations bearing on the Negro of the Revolutionary period constitute one of the mooted questions of American foreign policy.
Subsequent diplomatic negotiations between Jefferson and Hammond, the Minister of Great Britain, indicate that Washington was not satisfied with the status of the case after Jefferson cited specific infractions of the Seventh Article of the treaty, enclosing documents supporting these claims.
In this way the convention of 1822 was annulled, save as to the two articles relating to the average value of slaves which had been carried into effect, and as to the third article as related to the definitive list which had also been carried out.
www.dinsdoc.com /lindsay-1.htm   (7070 words)

 Prime Minister on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with China - August 29, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The then Government in St. Lucia, saw diplomatic relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, as providing an avenue to, and an assurance for that Hong Kong capital, and for providing a possible source of support for a free trade zone in St.
This is not unusual, as the Republic of China on Taiwan does have such relations with the majority of the countries, which broke off diplomatic relations since 1971.
By concluding diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, Saint Lucia will only be modernising its foreign policy, and proceeding in a direction which the majority of the world's states have already trod.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /primeminister/statements/1997/pmonchina.htm   (1529 words)

 Vienna Conventionon Diplomatic Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The precedence of the members of the diplomatic staff of the mission shall be notified by the head of the mission to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs or such other ministry as may be agreed.
The receiving State shall exempt diplomatic agents from all personal services, from all public service of any kind whatsoever, and from military obligations such as those connected with requisitioning, military contributions and billeting.
They shall accord to diplomatic couriers, who have been granted a passport visa if such visa was necessary, and diplomatic bags in transit the same inviolability and protection as the receiving State is bound to accord.
www.oas.org /legal/english/docs/ViennaConvDiplomRelat..htm   (5668 words)

 Diplomatic Relations (from Vatican City) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term is derived from the Greek word diploma, meaning “doubled” or “folded.” Besides the documents of legal and administrative import withwhich it is properly concerned, diplomatics also includes the study of other records such as bills, reports, cartularies, registers, and rolls.
Diplomatics is therefore a basic and not simply an auxiliary...
Provides access to related councils and brief profiles of its associate cities such as Armidale in Australia, Changchun in China, Hatsukaichi in Japan, and Wairappa in New Zealand.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-209762   (979 words)

 Turkey - San Marino Diplomatic Relations Upgraded
ANKARA - The relations between Turkey and San Marino were upgraded to ambassador level, it was reported on Tuesday.
The diplomatic relations between the two countries which were at the level of consuls were upgraded to ambassador level in line with a decree published in the Official Gazette.
The two countries signed the agreement on upgrading their diplomatic relations on July 11th, 2005 in Rome.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=69026   (153 words)

 Asian Political News: N. Korea, Turkey establish diplomatic relations
Diplomatic ties between the two countries ''will contribute to deepening mutual understanding and trust between the two peoples and developing the bilateral relations in various fields,'' it said.
Turkey, whose troops fought in the Korean War in the early 1950s under the U.N. flag, is the latest nation to establish diplomatic relations with the communist state.
''The (South) Korean government believes the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and North Korea will play a positive role not only in the improvement of their bilateral relations, but also in the enhancement of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula through reconciliation and cooperation between South and North Korea,'' it said.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0WDQ/is_2001_July_2/ai_76443895   (361 words)

 Canada-Dominican Republic Relations
Since 1954 when the official diplomatic relations were established, Canada's bilateral ties with the Dominican Republic have significantly grown stronger.
Canada upgraded its diplomatic representation in the Dominican Republic from Chargé d'affaires to ambassador level.
Dominican Republic‘s membership in the United Nations and the Organization of American States (OAS) is certainly an important factor in developing closer relations with Canada.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /latinamerica/dominicanrepublicrelations-en.asp   (542 words)

 CNN - Serbia, Bosnia to open diplomatic relations - Oct. 3, 1996
PARIS (CNN) -- The presidents of Bosnia and Serbia agreed Thursday to open full diplomatic relations, a breakthrough aimed at ensuring peace in the former Yugoslavia.
But international sanctions against Serbia and diplomatic pressure by the United States and its allies finally persuaded Milosevic to abandon the effort.
The last time the two leaders met in Paris, they were at an international conference to sign the December 1995 peace accord that ended the 43-month Bosnian war.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9610/03/bosnia.summit   (529 words)

 Resumption of Egyptian - Iranian diplomatic relations shortly
Egypt said yesterday that the resumption of relations with Iran is a "natural" matter, and that declaring it might be made very soon, whereas Tehran stressed that this measure has entered the final "Protocol" phase.
In a statement, he indicated that it is natural that diplomatic relations will be resumed between the two countries after a cessation of almost quarter of a century, because the two sides are considered very two important countries.
The resumption of relations between Cairo and Tehran is expected to end the last disagreement took place between Egypt and Islamic states because of the peace accord Egypt had finalized with Israel in 1979.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/040109/2004010909.html   (252 words)

 ASIL Insights: Diplomatic Immunities in Iraq
Boucher asked rhetorically, “Do [these diplomats in Baghdad] have diplomatic accreditation?  Do they have diplomatic status?  Do they have diplomatic immunity?  No.  They don’t.” [1]   He did not explain why the regime change in Iraq would result in a loss of immunity for the diplomats.
[4]   Under articles 29-31 of the Convention, diplomatic agents and their property enjoy broad immunities from interference and from the criminal and civil jurisdiction of the receiving State, though their immunities may be waived by the sending State under article 32.
[5] Article 44 requires the receiving State to enable diplomats and their families to leave the country if there is a deterioration in relations or an armed conflict between the sending and receiving States; article 45 requires the receiving State to protect a sending State’s mission premises even in an armed conflict.
www.asil.org /insights/insigh109.htm   (722 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Dominica severs diplomatic relations with Taiwan
We have concluded that the clear truth is there is but one China,'' he said in a live address on local radio stations.
On Tuesday Taiwan in turn severed diplomatic ties with Dominica, the foreign ministry said.
Dominica had agreed to recognise the "one China" policy, which says Taiwan is part of China, according to a joint communiqué announced by the Chinese foreign ministry Tuesday.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2004/03/30/taiwan.htm   (596 words)

 USATODAY.com - Steady violence threatens Iraq's diplomatic relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CAIRO — Attacks on senior Arab and Pakistani diplomats in Baghdad over the past week not only underscore the fact that the city remains one of the most dangerous in the world but are likely to complicate Iraq's efforts to enhance foreign relations, especially within the Muslim world.
Nevertheless, the risks to diplomats from countries seen as close to the U.S. has been high since almost the beginning of the occupation.
In August 2003, a car-bomb attack on Jordan's embassy killed one diplomat and four Iraqi policemen, in one of the first car-bombings of the U.S. occupation.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-07-05-csm-iraq-diplomacy_x.htm   (741 words)

 CBS News | U.S. Renews Relations With Libya | June 28, 2004 17:55:53
The announcement was made in Tripoli by Assistant Secretary of State William J. Burns, after talks with Gadhafi, and also at the State Department.
Burns inaugurated a new U.S. liaison office in Tripoli in what was the latest move by the Bush administration to reciprocate for Gadhafi's promise last December to dismantle his chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs.
Relations with Libya took a sudden lurch forward after Gadhafi started shipping parts of his weapons program to the United States.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/06/28/world/main626501.shtml   (668 words)

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