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Subj: The so-called "diplomatic immunity" applies only if two sovereign states have diplomatic relations with each other.
Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 at 08:11:23 pm EST (Viewed 233 times)
Reply Subj: Not really, he has diplomatic immunity
Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 at 04:09:48 pm EST (Viewed 244 times)
Diplomatic Relations would usually entail that both sovereign states maintain an embassy on each others territory. As an example, Asgard should have an embassy on US soil, and the United States should likewise have an embassy on Asgard. Which of course there isn't.
Asgard should enter into treaties with other sovereign states, which there is none.
There must also be "Reciprocity" among sovereign states. So, if the US extend diplomatic immunity to the head of state of Asgard, then Asgard should also extend diplomatic immunity to the President of the United States.
Also, diplomatic immunity cannot be extended to all Asgardians. They are usually given only to high ranking officials of certain sovereign states, such as the head of state, ambassador, maybe consul, diplomats...etc.
And I cannot stress this enough, because this is the subject of most misconceptions regarding this concept....diplomatic immunity does not mean that those enjoying this privilege can do whatever they want without any repercussions. They are still subject to the laws of other juristictions, they are just extended "freedom from arrest" and are guaranteed safe passage out of the country. So, if the ambassador from Asgard went on a killing spree, does that mean he is not subject to criminal law? No. He is still technically guilty, but due to his diplomatic immunity, he cannot be detained and imprisoned. However, he can be expelled from the country.