Tue, Sep 29

POL 309-800, International Law
SUNY Oswego | Fall 2020
Dr. Craig Warkentin

Reading

  • Ch. 4, Jurisdiction (173-188)

Goals

  • Articulate the basic protections accorded by diplomatic and consular immunity
  • Describe rights and responsibilities attached to diplomatic and consular immunities
  • Recount the historical and political bases of diplomatic and consular immunity
  • Discuss the primary benefits and drawbacks of diplomatic and consular immunity

Preliminaries

Questions

P. 181

  1. Why did the Court find the state of Iran responsible for the students' and other protesters' actions?
  2. Which provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations did the court find were violated by Iran?
  3. Why did the Court refuse to accept Iran's argument that the U.S. interference in Iran's internal affairs justified the Embassy Seizure?

P. 187

  1. Does diplomatic protection and immunity, as outlined in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations apply during armed conflict? If so, why?
  2. The Court found that the rights of non-Ugandans on Ugandan Embassy premises were violated. How could Uganda represent the rights of non-nationals at the international level?

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