A bold, quirky and politically incorrect comedy that follows the misadventures at the consulate of The Most Royal Kingdom of Fe'ausi and the fallen New Zealand Foreign Affairs high-flier who's been sent in to straighten out the consulate staff.

Diplomatic Immunity - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2009-03-10

Diplomatic Immunity - Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations - Netflix

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 is an international treaty that defines a framework for diplomatic relations between independent countries. It specifies the privileges of a diplomatic mission that enable diplomats to perform their function without fear of coercion or harassment by the host country. This forms the legal basis for diplomatic immunity. Its articles are considered a cornerstone of modern international relations. As of February 2017, it has been ratified by 191 states.

Diplomatic Immunity - Summary of provisions - Netflix

The treaty is an extensive document, containing 53 articles. The following is a basic overview of its key provisions. Article 9. The host nation at any time and for any reason can declare a particular member of the diplomatic staff to be persona non grata. The sending state must recall this person within a reasonable period of time, or otherwise this person may lose their diplomatic immunity. Article 22. The premises of a diplomatic mission, such as an embassy, are inviolable and must not be entered by the host country except by permission of the head of the mission. Furthermore, the host country must protect the mission from intrusion or damage. The host country must never search the premises, nor seize its documents or property. Article 30 extends this provision to the private residence of the diplomats. Article 24 establishes that the archives and documents of a diplomatic mission are inviolable. The receiving country shall not seize or open such documents. Article 27. The host country must permit and protect free communication between the diplomats of the mission and their home country. A diplomatic bag must never be opened even on suspicion of abuse. A diplomatic courier must never be arrested or detained. Article 29. Diplomats must not be liable to any form of arrest or detention. They are immune from civil or criminal prosecution, though the sending country may waive this right under Article 32. Under Article 34, they are exempt from most taxes, and under Article 36 they are exempt from most customs duties. Article 31.1c Actions not covered by diplomatic immunity: professional activity outside diplomat's official functions. Article 34 speaks about tax exemption of diplomatic agents while Article 36 establishes that diplomatic agents are exempted from custom duties. Article 37. The family members of diplomats that are living in the host country enjoy most of the same protections as the diplomats themselves.

Diplomatic Immunity - References - Netflix