Accession Number:

ADA156567

Title:

Diplomatic Privilege and Immunity -- Abuse and Exploitation by International Terrorists.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

International terrorism is a serious problem in the world today threatening the security and stability of large world powers as well as relatively weaker third world nations. Violence and terror as tools for modern revolution are common place and terrorists are constantly seeking new ways to increase their mobility, strength, credibility, and visibility. Diplomatic agreements have been developed over the years as a means of protecting the official government representatives serving in consulates and embassies in foreign countries from official harassment and interference with their official duties. Privileges and immunities from civil and criminal actions are granted between nations which maintain diplomatic ties because officials are personal representatives of their heads of state. Abuses associated with the implementation of political terrorism are taking place and are apparently increasing. States sponsoring international terrorists have seized the initiative and are exploiting the privileges granted to diplomats as a means of increasing the capabilities of the terrorists. The battle against terrorism is an important one and countermeasures to combat terrorist abuses of diplomatic privilege must be developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE