Was watching a TV show last night where the story involved diplomatic immunity. I’ve always thought it’s a strange thing, so afterwards I decided to read more about it. It’s so easy to look these things up on Wikipedia that I try to make a habit of it (it’s also fun to just randomly follow links there and read the articles).
Anyways, here’s the one for today: Diplomatic Immunity
One interesting tidbit is the argument for still using diplomatic immunity, since I didn’t know there really was a good one. It’s that the likelihood of an official of another country, especially a non-friendly one, getting a fair trial would be low. So, the home country is supposed to handle the prosecution.