Country: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Delegate Name: Jaelyn Andrick
Diplomatic immunity is when a diplomat of a country is protected against prosecution of a crime for however long they are a diplomat. Diplomatic immunity is applied to diplomats/leaders in almost every country around the world. Diplomatic immunity is becoming an issue, due to the diplomats being able to avoid many laws when in court. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea does allow diplomats to have diplomatic immunity. North Korea feels as though there should be no limits to diplomatic immunity, and that diplomats should be protected.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has not taken any actions on limiting the immunity that diplomats get. Diplomats deserve to have diplomatic immunity due to what they do for their country. Many other countries have tried to accuse many of North Korea’s diplomats of crimes, but due to diplomatic immunity, our diplomats are safe.
As the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, we believe that there should be no limits to diplomatic immunity. As The Vienna Convention states, a diplomat can enjoy their immunity, unless their immunity is waived by the diplomats’ own government. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea believes that the best way to solve this issue is to leave it up to the government of each country around the world. If a country wants to limit the amount of diplomatic immunity given to their diplomats, then they should be able to, but it shouldn’t affect every other country.