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The Scope Of Consular Immunity Under The Vienna Convention On Consular Relations: Towards A Principled Interpretation Notes, Curtis J. Milhaupt
A consular officer, mistaken for a' trespasser as he leaves his mission to attend a cultural function, struggles with a police officer and is subsequently charged with assault and battery.1 The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 2 provides that consular officers3 are immune from jurisdiction for "acts performed in the exercise of consular functions."4 Does the Vienna Convention shield the consular officer from suit? The scope of consular immunity is uncertain because courts differ in their application of the Convention's immunity rule.
This Note argues that a principled interpretation of the scope of consular immunity consistent ...
The Hague Evidence Convention In The Supreme Court: A Critique Of The Aérospatiale Decision, George A. Bermann
With its decision in Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale v. United States District Court, the United States Supreme Court resolved what had been widely regarded as "one of the most difficult and important issues in international civil litigation in United States courts." This opportunity arose out of the divergence of views among American courts on the proper way to reconcile the need for full disclosure of evidence with respect for the sensitivities of foreign states where that evidence might be located. The case before the Supreme Court, like many lower court cases, dealt specifically with the impact of the Hague Evidence ...