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HOW FAR IMMUNITIES AND PREVILEGES OF DIPLOMATIC

AGENTS ARE EFFECTIVE IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF BANGLADESH


AND OTHER COUNTRIES?

Submitted By
Amitabho Ghose
ID NO: LLB 04407245

A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of


LL.B (Honors), Department of Law, Stamford University Bangladesh

Supervised By
Nishat Afza
Lecturer

October 2014

DEPARTMENT OF LAW

STAMFORD UNIVERSITY BANGLADESH

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
To
Nishat Afza
Lecturer
Department of Law
Stamford University Bangladesh
Re: Submission of thesis paper
Dear Madam
It is a great pleasure to submit my thesis on How far immunities and privileges of
Diplomatic Agents are effective in the perspective of Bangladesh and other
countries?. I have given best effort to finish the thesis with relevant information
that I have collected from various sources. I have concentrated my effort to
achieve the objectives of the work and hope that my endeavor will serve the
purpose. I shall be grateful and obliged if you kindly accept my thesis and
evaluate it.

Sincerely yours,
.
Amitabho Ghose
ID NO: LLB 04407245

DECLARATION
I hereby do solemnly declare that the work presented in this thesis has been
carried out by me and has not been previously submitted to any other institution.
The work I have been presented does not breach any copyright.
I further undertake to indemnify the University against any loss or damage arising
from breach of the foregoing obligations.

Amitabho Ghose
ID: LLB 04407245
Department of Law
Stamford University Bangladesh

CERTIFICATION
This is to certify that the thesis on How far immunities and privileges of
Diplomatic Agents are effective in the perspective of Bangladesh and other
countries? is done by Amitabho Ghose in the partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of LL.B (Honors) from Stamford University
Bangladesh. The thesis has been carried out under my guidance and is a record of
the bonafide work carried out successfully.

Nishat Afza
Lecturer
Department of Law
Stamford University Bangladesh

ABSTRACT
This dissertation is an attempt to analyze the effectiveness of diplomatic immunity
and privileges in Bangladesh and other countries have confirmed by the Vienna
Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961. The laws relating to the diplomatic
immunity which award the absolute immunity to the diplomats in cases of penal
crimes, has been one of the most debatable topic in the areas of international law.
This dissertation firstly seeks to precisely chart out notions of diplomatic
immunity. In the second half, the dissertation identify the effectiveness of
diplomatic immunities and privileges. Finally, an attempt is made to arrive at a
problem-solving mechanism.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page No.
Acknowledgements

viii

Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 2
CLASSIFICATION OF DIPLOMATIC AGENTS

2.1 Categories of Diplomatic Agents

2.2 Categories of Diplomatic Officers

2.3 Appointment of Ambassadors

Chapter 3
IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF DIPLOMATIC AGENTS

3.1 The Basis of Immunities & Privileges of Diplomatic Agents

3.2 Immunities & Privileges

3.3 Abuse of Diplomatic Immunities & Privileges (Persona non grata)

11

Chapter 4
EFFECTIVENESS OF IMMUNITIES & PRIVILEGES OF DIPLOMATIC
AGENTS IN BANGLADESH & OTHER COUNTRIES

4.1 Perspective of Bangladesh

13

4.2 Perspective of Other countries

14

Chapter 5
TERMINATION OF DIPLOMATIC MISSION & SOME CASES

5.1 Termination of Diplomatic Mission

20

5.2 Case References

21

Chapter 6
CONCLUSION
6.1 Recommendations

24
6.2 Concluding Remarks

27

REFERENCES

29

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The author is immensely grateful to all of them who have given guidance,
help and co-operation during the tenure of the study. Although it is not
possible to mention every one by name, it will be an act of ungratefulness
if some names are not mentioned here.
I would like to acknowledge the untiring inspiration, encouragement and
precise guidance provided by my respected teacher and Supervisor
Lecturer

Nishat Afza,

Department

of

Law, Stamford

University

Bangladesh. Her constructive criticisms, continuous supervision and


valuable suggestions were helpful in completing the research and writing
the manuscript.
I take the opportunity to express my appreciation and hearties thanks to
my entire respected teachers of the Department of Law for their proficient
teaching and helpful advice.