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While the idea of some form of diplomatic immunity has existed seemingly as long as there have been humans banding together in some form, the modern rules surrounding this were originally laid out in 1961 at the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, with to date 191 different nations ratifying that treaty. Pop culture would have you believe that these rules function as something of a “get out of jail free” card for any and all crimes committed by diplomats.

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Sources:

http://www.nber.org/papers/w12312.pdf
https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/what-is-diplomatic-immunity.html
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/d_to_g/diplomatic_immunity_and_diplomatic_premises/
https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=III-3&chapter=3&clang=_en
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4881442.stm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20211380
http://www.state.gov/ofm/customs/c37011.htm

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https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/sep/23/fine-diplomats-not-paying-parking-tickets
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Singapore_Romanian_diplomat_incident
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Convention_on_Diplomatic_Relations
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8789-2005Mar4.html
Can You Get Away With Any Crime if You Have Diplomatic Immunity?
https://www.diplomacy.edu/resources/general/who-needs-diplomats-problem-diplomatic-representation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomatic_immunity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dikko_affair

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