This book identifies the political and legal issues surrounding the codification of the law of diplomatic protection. It analyses the seriousness of the security issue for diplomats and increase in diplomatic attacks and the impact of this form of violence on the international community.
Part 1 1. Introduction 2. Security of Diplomats as a Problem of International Community Policy 3. Reflections on the Interpretation and Application of the Law of Diplomatic Protection Part 2 4. Selected Data of Attacks on Internationally Protected Persons 5. Judgment of the International Court of Justice in the Case Concerning United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran 6. Convention on Diplomatic Immunity 7. Convention on Consular Relations 8. 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 9. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Diplomatic Agents and Other Internationally Protected Persons 10. Convention on the Representation of States in Their Relations with International Organizations 11. Council of Europe: European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism 12. United States: Diplomatic Relations Act for the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons 13. United States: Diplomatic Relations Act and Regulations on Compulsory Liability Insurance for Diplomatic Missions and Personnel 14. Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 15. UN General Assembly Resolution: Consideration of Effective Measures to Enhance the Protection, Security, and Safety of Diplomatic and Consular Missions and Representatives