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, articles, and blogs, about the inter-related subjects of:

(i)  Diplomatic Law; and

(ii) Transforming Geo-Political Conflict Through Mediation.

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, 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), (Membership Number: 61667028). Dual qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court. 1 EC Barristers, 1 Essex Court, Temple, London EC4Y 9AR (www.1ec.co.uk). Founder of the Diplomatic Law Guide and author of ‘The inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises’ (1988) (see below), which was the first article to be published about the existence and legal effect of the Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987.

I am also studying part-time for a Diploma in Art Law at the Institute of Art & Law in London, and have an academic research interest in ‘International Humanitarian Law & Fiduciary Principles of International Relations’, see my essay a ‘Fiduciary Theory of Art’ on the ‘Mediation of Art & Cultural Heritage Disputes’ page at www.ihtbar.com. 

See also:

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

For the International Criminal Court see: International Criminal Court – Diplomatic Law Guide

For the Ethics of Space Policy see: