September 16, 2019
 In 2022-Limits of Diplomatic Immunity

Country: Nigeria
Delegate Name: Brayden Hart

Delegate: Brayden Hart
Country: Nigeria
Committee: Legal
Topic: Limits of Diplomatic Immunity

Nigeria has open restrictions on diplomatic immunity and is very supportive of diplomatic immunity. The topic of diplomatic immunity needs to be very thorough in its rules so there are no opportunities for loopholes. There can be many different situations and rules that must be applied to certain countries in order to keep diplomats in order. Different rules of jurisdiction that certain countries have over diplomats or rules that apply to all diplomats. Overall, there needs to be a good set of rules that still allows some freedom to diplomats, but also not enough were they can get away with murder, and finally, good enough jurisdiction for countries to have power over the diplomats.
One way that diplomatic immunity can be solidified is by allowing governments to have jurisdiction over other countries’ diplomats as long as they are not corrupt and are allowed to have jurisdiction by vote of other countries. This is a great way to keep watch over corrupt diplomats since governments that are trusted and respected by other countries can be the ones to advise any diplomats. Certain countries like Nigeria should not have jurisdiction over diplomats if they are not worthy of the job. In this case, Other countries’ governments will have to take responsibility for their diplomats and any illegal actions they take.
Another topic that needs to be covered is the actual limitations that diplomats have to bypass any in various countries. Diplomats and their family can commit murder and basically go “over everyones heads” and not face any consequences. This is a problem that needs to be brought to the highest attention and fixed. This has a simple solution which would be to give diplomats limitations similar to the average human due to the lack of responsibility that they cannot handle. By this I mean diplomats cannot handle the immunity they are granted therefore cannot have full immunity and need to have a bit of a reduction of immunity.

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