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Zimmerman's Research Guide


Diplomatic Immunity

"Diplomatic immunity" means that ambassadors and other foreign government officials will not be held liable for violating the laws of the country where they work.

The big diplomatic immunity treaty is the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (500 U.N.T.S. 95). Bibliographic information and a summary is available from EISIL.

The Convention was made applicable to the U.S. by The Diplomatic Relations Act of 1978, codified in Chapter 6 of the Foreign Relations and Intercourse article of the United States Code (22 U.S.C. 254a et seq.).

The U.S. State Department posts a list of telephone numbers to call to verify the status of Diplomatic, Consular and U.N. personnel.

See Also
Treaties - U.S.
United States Code

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