Does having diplomatic immunity mean you can also get away with taking a life?
- PLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- KaleyKLv 72 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.
- Bubba RayLv 62 months ago
The Saudis do it all the time.
- scott bLv 72 months ago
Yes. Diplomatic immunity means you're immune from ANY criminal prosecution. Including murder.