Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentEmbassies & Consulates · 2 months ago

Does having diplomatic immunity mean you can also get away with taking a life?

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  • P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Maybe,  it would be up to the country you are representing.   Your immunity only would apply to the foreign country you are in, but if your home country doesn't support what you did then you would be in big trouble. 

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Technically ... yes. Diplomatic immunity means full immunity from prosecution. However, the diplomat's country can, if requested by the host country, waive the immunity. So let's say the ambassador of France walks up and shoots some random person in the face. The ambassador is not immune from detention & arrest, so the local police put him in jail. The ambassador claims diplomatic immunity. The state department requests France waive his immunity. If France declines, the police have to release him. If France waives his immunity, he can be prosecuted. Also, the ambassador can be charged in France, under French law, for the murder.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. Diplomatic immunity means you're immune from ANY criminal prosecution. Including murder.

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