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Old 10-08-2019, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by BigT View Post
Why wouldn't it be more discretionary, with the diplomat's country choosing whether or not to extradite based on the alleged crime and the evidence given?
That literally is the system in place.

Plus, how far does this extend? What counts as a diplomat?
Immunity applies to all actions by diplomats. Thereís been cases of diplomats literally engaging in murder and not being prosecuted (like the Libyan who shot a London cop from the window of his embassy in the early 1980s). A diplomat is someone that the receiving country approves to be in their country and enjoy immunity. Countries canít just send diplomats into a country to enjoy immunity without the approval of the receiving country.