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The 1961 Vienna Convention sets down the rules of diplomatic relations. The most obvious and well-known is the concept of diplomatic immunity, wherein diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws.

Avinash Gavai
Published: Wednesday, 02/16/2011 12:00 am EST

The 1961 Vienna Convention sets down the rules of diplomatic relations. The most obvious and well-known is the concept of diplomatic immunity, wherein diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws.

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