Immunity from criminal jurisdiction

18.03.2016. 15:22

Members of diplomatic missions, and members of their families who form part of their households, enjoy immunity from criminal jurisdiction. If there are suspicions that an offence has been committed by a privileged person, the relevant legal institutions will request the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish whether the suspect enjoys such immunity. In the case of serious criminal offences, the Ministry will request Sending State to lift a privileged person’s diplomatic immunity. The Ministry may also issue a warning message via the Head of the Diplomatic Mission.

In more serious cases the person concerned will be declared a persona non grata and asked to leave the country.