Immunities of state officials international crimes and foreign domestic courts 817 states 1 there has been uncertainty about how far those immunities remain applic. It has long been clear that under customary international law the head of state and diplomats accredited to a foreign state possess such immunities from the jurisdiction of foreign states3 in addition treaties confer similar immunities on diplomats representatives of states to international organizations4 and other officials on special . Diplomatic and consular immunity guidance for law enforcement and judicial authorities introduction what is diplomatic immunity diplomatic immunity is a principle of international law by which certain foreign government officials are not subject to the jurisdiction of local courts and other provided absolute immunity for diplomats and . We take the view that this type of immunity does not apply in the case of domestic prosecution of foreign officials for most international crimes however we reject the traditional arguments which have been put forward by scholars and courts in support of this view. Immunity for international crimes before foreign domestic courts although this is highly contested for the purpose of my research it is not very material and i will proceed by
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