‘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, articles, and blogs, about the inter-related subjects of:
(i) Geopolitical Mediation;
(ii) Track 2 Diplomacy;
(iii) the Negotiation of Political Order, i.e. the negotiation through a Track 2 mediated process, of constitutional principles and an institutional framework for political survival and co-existence of the ‘stakeholders’ in a geo-political conflict, with the ambition of jointly developing a road-map for peace (i.e. a ‘Peace Process’), which results in the agreement and practical implementation of a coherent, comprehensive and sustainable ‘political’ solution to the underlying ‘root’ and ‘dynamic’ causes of the conflict (i.e. a ‘Peace Treaty’). Thereby ensuring peace underwritten by security guarantees; and International Law; and
(iv) International Law (including Diplomatic Law).
The website was founded by Carl Islam and went live in June 2014, and was listed (with his permission) 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, China, South East Asia, and Australasia.
Carl Amir-UL Islam
B.Soc.Sc (Keele) (Law & Political Science) (Joint Honours), LLM (Exon)(International Business Law), of Lincoln’s Inn and the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law (practising), TEP, SCMA accredited mediation advocate, Accredited Mediator and MSoM (Full Member of the Society of Mediators in London). CMC Registered Mediator: Mediator Search — Civil Mediation
1 EC Barristers, 3 Kings Bench Walk North, Temple, London EC4Y 7HR. (www.1ec.co.uk).
Dual qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court.
Founder of the Diplomatic Law Guide and author of ‘The inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises’ (1988), which was the first article to be published about the existence and legal effect of the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987.