Diplomatic Law Source Materials Online

1949 Conventions and Additional Protocols (Text and their Commentaries).

ABC of Diplomacy, by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development Support.*

A History Of Diplomatic Immunity And The Development of International Organisation Immunity.*

‘Belhaj v Jack Straw’ – Judgment of the Court of Appeal 30.10.14.*

Benkharbouche (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant) and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Libya (Appellant) v Janah (Respondent) (supremecourt.uk)

Berne Convention for the protection of literary and artistic works.

Consular Relations Act 1968.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Convention on Diplomatic Asylum (OAS).

Convention on the rights of the child.

Counter-terrorism, Armed Force and the Laws of War.*

Customary International Law.

Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

Defence Committee of the House of Commons Report – ‘The situation in Iraq and Syria and the response to al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq al-Sham (DAESH)’ [05.02.2014].

Diplomatic and Consular Immunities (US Department of State website).

Diplomatic And Consular Immunity – US State Department Guidance For Law Enforcement And Judicial Authorities.*

Diplomatic and Consular Privileges and Immunities From Criminal Jurisdiction (US Department of State website).*

Diplomatic Immunity (Encyclopaedia Britannica).

Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964.

Diplomatic Protection in Current International Law.

Diplomatic Studies Network: http://www.dsn.bham.ac.uk/



Escaping Diplomatic Impunity The Case for Diplomatic Law Reform by Eirwen-Jane Pierrot.*

European Convention on Human Rights.

European Court of Human Rights.

Exercising Diplomatic Protection The Fine Line Between Litigation, Demarches and Consular Assistance, by Annemarieke Künzl.*

FCO Treaty Section.

G 20 (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G20

Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol I of 1977 (ICRC Commentary).

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (New York University School of Law – Journal of International Law and Politics).*


Heritage law.

Human Rights.

Human Rights Act 1988.

Human rights in the war on terror.

ICC Case – Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda).

Intelligence Services.

Intelligence Services Act 1994.

International art and heritage law.

International Art and Heritage Law (European University Institute).

International Court of Justice.

International Courts.

International Crimes: Jus Cogens and Obligatio Erga Omnes, by M. Cherif Bassiouni.

International Criminal Court – Basic Legal Texts.

International Criminal Court (ICRC Website).

International Law.

International Law and the Preemptive Use of Military Force, by Anthony Clark Arend.*

International Law Cases and Reports.

International Law Commission.

International Law Commission: Question of the Protection and Inviolability of Diplomatic Agents and Other Persons Entitled to Special Protection under International Law.

International Red Cross Resource Centre.

International Relations.

International Treaties & Agreement (US Department of State website).

Iraq Inquiry: http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/

Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes, by Erika de Wet.*

Limiting Diplomatic Immunity: Lessons Learned From The 1946 Convention On The Privileges And Immunities Of The United Nations, by Veronica L. Maginnis.*

Minsk Protocol (Wkipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsk_Protocol

Minsk II (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsk_II

Minsk Agreement: Full text in English: http://www.unian.info/politics/1043394-minsk-agreement-full-text-in-english.html

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade – Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities.

Norwich University – Past Peace Treaties and Negotiations:  http://graduate.norwich.edu/resources-mdy/infographics-mdy/the-nuclear-problem-russia-the-u-s/

Oxford University Public International Law Debate Map: Use of Force against Syria.

Peace Palace Library.

Personal Inviolability and Diplomatic Immunity in Respect of Serious Crimes, by Rene Vark.

Pre-Crime and Counter-Terrorism Imagining Future Crime in the ‘War on Terror’.

Principles of International Law On The Use Of Force By States In Self-Defence (Chatham House).*

Professor Walid Abdulrahim’s website for international law legal research studies.

Public International Law Blog (Introduction to public international law for students).

R (on the application of Bancoult No 3) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent) – The Supreme Court

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2008.*

Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Institute.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Wikipedia).

Speaking Law to Power: The War Against Terrorism and Human Rights.

Spurious’ diplomatic immunity claim fails to defeat wife’s financial remedy suit – Estrada v Al-Juffali [2016].


State Immunity.

State Immunity Act 1978.

State Liability.

Terrorism, the law, and national defense.

The EU and Russia: before and beyond the crisis in Ukraine Report by Dr Sam Greene (King’s College London Russia Institute):https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201415/ldselect/ldeucom/115/115.pdf

The Caroline Case (and the doctrine of anticipatory self-defence).

The concept of Jus Cogens and the Obligation Under the U.N. Charter, by Kamrul Hossain.

The Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987.

The Effect of Jus Cogens Norms: Whoever Opened Pandora’s Box, Did You Ever Think About the Consequences?, by Ulf Linderfalk.*

The EU, EEAS and Union Delegations and International Diplomatic Law: New Horizons, by Jan Wouters and Sanderijn Duquet.*

The Inherent Right to Self-Defence and Proportionality in Jus Ad Bellum by David Kretzmer.*

The Intelligence Services Act 1994, by John Wadham.*

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

The international law of war: transnational coercion and world public order.

The Judgment of the ICC in ‘Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America)’.

The Past and Future of the Claim of Preemptive Self-Defense, by W. Michael Reisman.

The Principle of Non-Intervention At the United Nations: The Chart Framework and the Legal Debate, by Muge Kmacioglu.*

The Principle of Non-Refoulement at Sea and the Effectiveness of Asylum Protection.

The Repertoire of the Practice of the UN Security Council.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Use of Force under the UN Charter: Restrictions and Loopholes, by Nico Schrijver.*

The “War on Terror” and the Erosion of the Rule of Law: The U.S. Hearings of the ICJ Eminent Jurist Panel.*

Travaux Preparatoires.

UNESCO database of international heritage laws home page.

UNESCO database of international heritage laws portal.

United Nations.

United Nations University Publications: https://unu.edu/publications

UN Web TV (Diplomatic Law Lectures): http://webtv.un.org/news-features/audiovisual-library-of-international-law-avl/lecture-series/watch/eileen-denza-on-diplomatic-and-consular-law-part-i/2625125858001

United Nations and the rule of law.

United Nations Diplomatic Conferences.

United Nations Security Council Documents.

UN Office of Legal Affairs Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between States.*

US Department of State Consular Notification And Access Manual (Revised March 2014).*

Using targeted killing to fight the war on terror: philosophical, moral, and legal challenges.

United States Tort Liability For War Crimes Abroad: An Assessment And Recommendation, by Kenneth Bullock.

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963.

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961.*

War on Terror and the War of Terror: Nomadic Multitudes, Aggressive Incumbents, and the New International Law – Prefactory Remarks on Two Wars.

Writing the war on terrorism: language, politics, and counter-terrorism.