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The Law of All Lands A Study of Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges IIntroduction A Brief History of Diplomacy IIRelated Terms in Diplomacy IIIUnited Nations Legislation AVienna Conventions 1961 and 1963 BForeign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 and Diplomatic Relations Act of 1978 CGeneral Assembly Resolution IVUS Policy on Diplomatic Immunity VAbuses of Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges VIConclusion VIIAppendices VIIIBibliography IINTRODUCTION A Brief History of Diplomacy Sadaam Hussein emerged as public enemy number one because of his blatant disregard to international law and relations in his continued hostage hold of US diplomats As a result foreign and national security policies had to be enacted to handle the hostile foreign affair Diplomacy became one of the chief instruments of foreign and national security employed in the Iranian hostage crisis and other international conflicts preceding and succeeding The history of diplomacy can be traced to the intense diplomatic intercourse between ancient Egypt and its neighbors long before 1000 BC Not until the twelfth and thirteenth centuries however did diplomacy begin to assume its modern form Rules were developed by the Italian city-states to govern the appointment and conduct of ambassadors and in 1455 Milan established the first permanent embassy in Genoa In the sixteenth century other European states followed the Italian example and appointed permanent ambassadors Under the influence of sixteenth and seventeenth century writers such as Hugo Grotius and Alberico Gentili the privileges of diplomats were more precisely defined and incorporated in international law The Congress of Vienna in 1815 and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic and Consular Relations in 1961 and 1963 defined and redefined respectively classes of diplomatic representatives In the twentieth century consular and diplomatic services formerly separate have been merged in many countries including the United States 1924 Diplomacy is the activity of preventing and solving conflicts by representatives namely diplomats of two or more states nations conversing on related controversial issues with expectations toward peaceful agreements The most significant catalyst or mechanism
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