Diplomatic Law Guide

‘Quam fluctus diversi, quam mare conjuncti – though the waves are many, the sea is one.’

This website contains an evolving bank of legal materials, on-line library resources, news, and articles about: bilateral and regional trade agreements; foreign policy; and diplomatic law.

This website also contains a page for making donations directly to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and the UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency).

The website went live in June 2014, and is listed on the website of the United States ‘American Foreign Service Association’ (the ‘AFSA’) based in Washington DC underneath the heading ‘Codes of Conduct from Other Services/Countries’ (http://www.afsa.org/ethics).

According to Google Analytics, in under 10 weeks the website grew from a zero readership to a weekly audience spread across Canada, the USA, South America, the Caribbean, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, North Africa, the Gulf states, Pakistan, India, and South East Asia.

The website also appears on page 1 of the following pages of Google:

  • ‘bilateral and regional trade agreements law’; and
  • ‘trade agreements lawyer’.

I welcome the contribution of articles about bilateral and regional trade agreements; foreign policy; and diplomatic law, from academics, diplomats, politicians, international law practitioners, non-serving military and foreign service personnel, and journalists from around the world, which will of course be fully accredited. If you would like to contribute an article please send an email to carl@diplomaticlaw.co.uk or simply use the link at the top of this page.

To connect on LinkedIn please send your email address to carl@ihtbar.com.

Carl Islam, Barrister.

Member of the Chambers of The Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry, 1 Essex Court, Temple, London EC4Y 9AR (www.1ec.co.uk), and Averose Chancery Chambers in Leicestershire (www.ihtbar.com).

B.Soc.Sc (Joint Honours) (Law and Political Science) (Keele), LLM(Exon)(International Business Law), Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising), of Lincoln’s Inn and the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law, TEP, SCMA accredited mediation advocate (www.mediationadvocates.org.uk), and member of the South Eastern Circuit, which includes London.

Prior to entering private practice as a commercial solicitor and subsequently as a Barrister, I worked in-house for the Rolls-Royce Industrial Power Group and for Alstom (in Paris), structuring, drafting, and negotiating major contracts which were awarded in Malaysia, India, and China.