Why should the family of diplomats be given diplomatic immunity if they commit a crime in the country to which they are assigned?
- FoofaLv 71 month agoBest Answer
I understand why diplomatic immunity is a thing but it does seems it's horribly abused.
- RICKLv 71 month ago
They are given immunity to stop people from blackmailing diplomats by charging family members
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
If they really commit a crime, then their home country should waive immunity so that they can be prosecuted.
However, it has to be the option of the home country, because if it was up to the country where they are assigned, then countries could blackmail/extort diplomats by falsely arresting their families who have not committed crimes.
- tomLv 41 month ago
Because they have diplomatic immunity. That does not mean that I agree with it.
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- As Mad As BirdsLv 72 months ago
I think some leniency can be appropriate if the crime is victimless and more related to national or religious custom (adultery, homosexuality, etc). In cases where there is an actual victim, immunity should never be granted IMO.