Corneliu-Liviu POPESCU, Diplomatic Immunity. Commentary upon Decision no. 15J from 4 May 2017 of Superior Council of Magistracy – Chamber for Judges in Disciplinary Affaires

Abstract: The diplomatic immunity of a diplomatic agent is not equivalent to impunity: the diplomatic agent is subject of the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State when the sending State waives its immunity; the receiving State is entitled to declare the diplomatic agent persona non grata; the diplomatic agent remains subject of the criminal jurisdiction of the sending State; diplomatic immunity does not protect a diplomatic agent from de jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in case of international crimes.

Key words: diplomatic agent, diplomatic immunity, impunity, criminal jurisdiction, sending State, receiving State, persona non grata, magistrate, Superior Council of Magistracy, disciplinary offence

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