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Diplomacy In A Dangerous World

Protection For Diplomats Under International Law, 1st Edition

By Natalie K Hevener


300 pages

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The dramatic increase in attacks on diplomatic personnel that began in the 1970s has now reached alarming proportions. Events such as the long detention of U.S. diplomats in Iran, the embassy bombings in Lebanon, and the numerous assassinations of foreign service officials around the world have heightened global tensions. Because diplomatic exchang

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Part One -- Introduction -- Security of Diplomats as a Problem of International Community Policy -- Reflections on the Interpretation and Application of the Law of Diplomatic Protection -- Part Two -- Selected Data of Attacks on Internationally Protected Persons -- Judgment of the International Court of Justice in the Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran -- Convention on Diplomatic Immunity -- Convention on Consular Relations -- Organization of American States: Convention to Prevent and Punish the Acts of Terrorism Taking the Form of Crimes Against Persons and Related Extortion That Are of International Significance -- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Diplomatic Agents and Other Internationally Protected Persons -- Convention on the Representation of States in Their Relations with International Organizations -- Council of Europe: European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism -- United States: Diplomatic Relations Act for the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons -- United States: Diplomatic Relations Act and Regulations on Compulsory Liability Insurance for Diplomatic Missions and Personnel -- Convention Against the Taking of Hostages -- UN General Assembly Resolution: Consideration of Effective Measures to Enhance the Protection, Security, and Safety of Diplomatic and Consular Missions and Representatives

About the Author

Natalie Kaufman Hevener is associate professor in the department of government and international studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of International Law and the Status of Women (Westview, 1983).

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