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    Diplomatic Immunity..

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    What are you're feelings on this???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomatic_immunity (in case you don't know what it is)
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    It is possible for the official's home country to waive immunity; this tends to only happen when the individual has committed a serious crime, unconnected with their diplomatic role (as opposed to, say, allegations of spying), or has witnessed such a crime. Alternatively, the home country may prosecute the individual. Many countries refuse to waive immunity as a matter of course; individuals have no authority to waive their own immunity (except perhaps in cases of defection).
    I don't agree with that. For the most part I think it works since the diplomat is not a resident of the visiting country. However if they are assbags in that country, they deserve to be punished by their laws, not given immunity.
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    I can understand it to a point, like no parking violations, but to commit a serious crime I think they should be punished. I also understand why we have it though to prevent international incidents... but I don't want crazies in the country committing crimes...
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    Why is it that we, as dependents, are required to follow the laws of the country we are living in with our military spouse? But diplomats get special privies? I think it's messed up.
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    There have been too many times when immunity has allowed the diplomat, or - more commonly- their dependents, to get away with some fairly serious crimes. I am not a fan of making that sort of exception. I see no reason ANYONE, diplomat or not, needs to be immune to the laws of the land they are in.

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