JISPIL Vol 9 Issue 1 2013 - A3

Justifications and Principles of Diplomatic Immunity:
A Comparison between Islamic International Law and International Law
M B A Ismail

There have been general arguments regarding the compatibility between Islamic siyar (Islamic international law) and conventional international law, and these arguments have generated some scholarly endeavours touching on the comparative evaluation of various aspects of Islamic international law and modern international law such as international human rights law and international law of armed conflict. Not much has been written on the contribution of the Islamic diplomatic law to the principles of international diplomatic law. Therefore, this article seeks to examine the justifications and the principles of diplomatic immunity under Islamic law with a view to confirming whether they are compatible with the principles of international diplomatic law.

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