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 Islam, Barrister


B.Soc.Sc (Joint-Hons) (Law & Political Science) (Keele) (Subsidiary subjects: Human Biology and Psychology). LLM(Exon)(International Business Law), of Lincoln’s Inn and the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law (practising), TEP, SCMA accredited mediation advocate. Dual qualified as a Solicitor. Chambers of Ian Mayes QC, First Floor, 1 Essex Court, Temple, London (www.1ec.co.uk). In 2022 I plan to qualify as a mediator.

As a practising Barrister, I am developing the mediation of Art and Cultural Heritage Disputes as a niche practice area.

I am a member of the Institute of Art & Law in London, where I am studying for a Diploma in Art Law, and plan to qualify as a mediator in 2022.

My book, the ‘Contentious Trusts Handbook’ contains a practice note contributed by the distinguished Art Historian, Pandora Mather Lees (www.artonsuperyachts.com), entitled, ‘Art & Heritage Assets – Duties of Trustees’, and I am currently researching a new book for publication in 2024,  provisionally entitled,

‘Mediation of Art and Cultural Heritage Disputes.’

My aim is to write a practical handbook for mediators; mediation advocates; and parties (including States).

The current outline of the book appears on the ‘Mediation of Art & Cultural Heritage Disputes’ page at  www.ihtbar.com