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 Conflict Through Geopolitical Mediation. 

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 MediatorMediator 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.

Carl is studying part-time for a Diploma in Art Law at the Institute of Art & Law in London (https://ial.uk.com/), see the Mediation of Art & Cultural Heritage Disputes’ page at www.carlislam.co.uk. 

Carl also has an evolving academic research and writing interest in the transformation of geopolitical conflict through a process of ‘mediation’, ‘concerted diplomacy’, and ‘geo-political engineering’, i.e. a ‘road-map’ peace process, which results in the negotiation, drafting, signature, and implementation of a ‘framework’ Peace Agreement/Treaty – see the ‘Mediating Peace’ page of this website.