News in Review Diplomatic Immunity: The Issue Hits Home

News in Review Diplomatic Immunity: The Issue Hits Home

This report reviews the recent drunk driving accident in Ottawa that caused the death of an Ottawa lawyer, an accident in which a Russian diplomat was involved. The case has universal importance because the diplomat who returned to Russia soon after the accident and who had previously been stopped by Ottawa police for drunk driving claimed diplomatic immunity. The story is also the point of departure for exploring the structure and international agreements of the diplomatic community, and the rationale for diplomatic immunity.

  • 2001
  • 00:12:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001
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