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 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 was listed (with my 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, and South East Asia.

Carl Amir-UL Islam


B.Soc.Sc (Keele) (Joint Honours) (Law & Political Science)LLM (Exon)(International Business Law), of Lincoln’s Inn and the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law (practising)TEP, SCMA accredited mediation advocate, MSoM, Certified Mediator and Panel Member of the Society of Mediators in London. Dual qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court. I am also an alumnus of King’s College London, University of London, where between 1998 and 2002 I studied part-time for an M.Phil/Ph.D. Prior to entering private practice I worked in-house as a Legal Advisor for Rolls-Royce, and as a Juriste for Alstom (in Paris), and as part of a team, negotiated multi-million pound contracts in-country in: Belgium (Brussels); Canada (Toronto); China (Beijing); India (Delhi, Calcutta & Mumbai); Japan (Tokyo); Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur); and South Korea (Seoul).

Chambers of Ian Mayes QC, First Floor, 1 Essex Court, Temple, London (www.1ec.co.uk).

I have a professional interest in cultural heritage law and mediation, and for more information please visit the ‘Mediation of Art & Cultural Heritage Disputes’ page at www.ihtbar.com

See also my articles and blogs:

ASEAN Business & Investment Summit 2021 – Advisory Excellence

Cultural Heritage Diplomacy – British cultural heritage diplomacy post-BREXIT | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

Do diplomats owe fiduciary duties? | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

Does equity give teeth to international humanitarian law? – Does equity give teeth to international humanitarian law? | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

If tribalism is the disease is globalisation the cure? | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

Incident at the Bahrain Embassy in London | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

Judicial review after BREXIT | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

Protecting Cultural Heritage – Use of British soft power to protect Cultural Heritage in a conflict zone? – UK Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (March 2021) | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

Recognition of a foreign law asserting state ownership of antiquities – Recognition of a foreign law asserting state ownership of antiquities | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

‘The inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises.’ The Law Society Guardian Gazette 29th June 1988, Vol.95, cited in Wikipedia August 15th 2012 LINK. Text version available HEREDiplomatic law – Wikipedia

‘The article was very helpful for getting our heads round a law we didn’t know existed until last night, so your work was put to good use.’ Dave McMullan, Senior Broadcast Journalist, The Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 (15 August 2012).

‘Assange in limbo’ published by Eurasia Review News and Analysis 17 August 2012 (http://www.eurasiareview.com/17082012-assange-in-limbo-oped/).

The state as a fiduciary? – The state as a fiduciary? | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog

What is the European Single Market? | Carl’s Wealth Planning Blog