Julian Assange and Law of Diplomatic Immunities

Extract from ASIL Insight: On June 19, 2012, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, walked into Ecuador’s embassy in London and requested diplomatic asylum from the Ecuadorian government. Assange’s aim in seeking asylum was to prevent the U.K. from extraditing him to Sweden, where he is wanted by the Prosecution Authority for questioning in relation to allegations ofContinue reading “Julian Assange and Law of Diplomatic Immunities”

Belgian Arrest Warrant Case (Summary)

© Ruwanthika Gunaratne/ Public International Law at https://ruwanthikagunaratne.wordpress.com.  Name of the Case: Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of Congo vs Belgium) Court: International Court of Justice Year of the decision: 2002 Overview: Belgium issued and circulated internationally, an arrest warrant against the incumbent Foreign Minister of Congo, based on universal jurisdiction. Congo asked theContinue reading “Belgian Arrest Warrant Case (Summary)”