In international law: Jurisdiction. In the 1960s, however, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations stipulated that the level of immunity varies according to the official’s rank. Immunity is generally more extensive in criminal than in civil matters. A country’s diplomatic mission and archives also are protected.
The study examines the topic of diplomatic immunity and privileges. It attempts a critical analysis of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) of 1961. The study proceeds from the fact that the VCDR is the most global and universally accepted instrument ever instituted to regulate diplomatic conduct. This diplomatic law has.