How do you feel about diplomatic immunity?
Topic: How do you feel about diplomatic immunity?
April 19, 2019 / By Aldin Question:
Ok so I have to write an essay for my law class on diplomatic immunity. I'm not trying to get people to do my arguments for me (because I already have them) - I'm looking at the both the pro and con arguments of diplomatic immunity and your thoughts on the topic would greatly be appreciated =)
I know a lot of people think that diplomats do what they want and get away with it - and in some cases this is true. In most, they get sent back to their home country which is where they receive their punishment, however; the conviction is somewhat less of what the host country would have come up with. It's also become apparent that a diplomat's word is worth more than the victim's - in an abuse case, the court favoured the diplomat over the woman who claimed to be raped and abused.
Diplomats mostly get away with parking/traffic tickets and lighter punishments for crimes they have committed.
Best Answers: How do you feel about diplomatic immunity?
Sylvia | 2 days ago
Diplomatic immunity is a necessary part of the international embassy system. Some idiots take advantage of it--the drunk driving case in DC a few years back is the most famous example--but it also protects our diplomats from wrongful prosecution.
Imagine a world in which diplomats can't send messages to other governments because if they do they'll simply be arrested. The only country in the last century to waive diplomatic immunity unilaterally was post-revolution Iran when they took our entire embassy hostage. The most powerful nation in the world was held prostrate to a bunch of students.
What happens when an American wife who is being abused wants to leave her Muslim husband in the middle east? Diplomats spirit her out even though the law doesn't permit women to leave without their husband's permission. Should they go to jail for that? I don't think so.
When a diplomat does commit an actual crime they can be declared "persona non grata" and kicked out of the host country.
I'll admit that sometimes diplomatic immunity leads to travesties of justice, but the good outweighs the bad.
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Originally Answered: Question about Diplomatic Immunity.Please Answer?!?
Every employee of an embassy is considered to have diplomatic immunity. Before one is chosen for that post, they would have to undergo a battery of screening. Everything from physical, emotional, mental and security to make sure that they are right for the job. Sometimes, even their family members are screened too.
So they are not just anyone off the street who will be prone to committing petty crimes. While posted abroad they are constantly under surveillance making sure they will not be recruited as spies. Granting for the sake of argument that they get into an accident like a DUI, they cannot be charged but they will definitely pay for any damage they caused. Also with diplomatic plates, they will not be even stopped by the police, let alone issued a parking ticket. Chances are, they even have a local police escort to ensure that.
Diplomats are usually wined and dined by government officials from the host country. They are assured of a good time, if you know what I mean. The host country's diplomats get the same treatment here too.
I think that Diplomatic Immunity is wrong. I don't think that just because your some politiciann in another country that you should be able to come to the United States and commit a crime and get away with it. It'scompletelyy wrong. If we allow other people to kill in this country, or commit crimes, then why not let everybody do it. I mean we can just let people run around and kill people and steal. It's not fair, and just because somebody is important in another country doesn't mean that they should be above the law here.
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I think its horrific.
It allows men to rape women, beat up old ladies for fun, steal cars, and other ferocious things and GET AWAY WITH IT!
However america needs this so they get immunity in other countries, so there is nothing to do about it
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Go with TH's answer -- that's the best one. When people hear the phrase, they automatically thinks of privileged people getting away with murder. But that's almost never the case.
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Originally Answered: In detail, how did you feel before labor & what did your contractions feel like BEFORE they got really painful?
I am a mom of 2 girls. 3 years and 1 years old and 8 months pregnant with my son.
With my first daughter I never had false and never went into labor since they induced me... even then when they contractions started it was more like menstrual cramping then got gradually worse.
With my second daughter never had braxton hicks. The day before she came, I was getting some strange cramping in my lower abdomen and back, it was light not even menstrual cramp pain just tightening and relaxing. They never got more than 20 minutes apart. It went on all night, it never got more intense or more frequent. I called the doctor and they said not to bother till they were regular at 10 minutes apart and hurt more than menstrual cramps. So I slept on the couch and it went on all night. Next morning I felt nothing. I got some loose stool, I felt nauseous and skipped breakfast. I was feeding my 2 year old at the time, and she was in a high chair. I lifted her out when she was done and my water broke like the Hoover dam. I still had absolutely no pain and there were no contractions. So I called in and they told me to come since my water broke, I took a shower, got a bag packed for my husband.... tootled around for a hour and then drove myself and my daughter to the hospital. NO one knew I was going to have a baby less than 5 hours later hahah. My husband met me there and was like all nervous. Everyone asked me if I was in pain and not to be afraid to say so... I didnt have any, I had regular contractions but they never hurt more than slight cramping. So no one made any rush to check me that often. The monitor wasnt even picking up some of them. About 2 hours later a resident came in to check my cervix and about dropped her stuff on the ground. She looks at me and says well your ready to have a baby I think. I was like WHAT? I was 9 cm dilated and a head had dropped down. I remember saying BUT IT DOESNT HURT WHATS WRONG... no one could explain it. However in the next 20 minutes a contraction came that took my breath away and had me squealing in pain. I was like WHAT WAS THAT.... wow. In the next hour it was excruciating. I got noooo medicine not even a little Tylenol. Thankfully it only took an hour and 3 pushes and she was out. A nurse and a resident delivered her because the doctor was not aware of how close i was and was busy with another. I never even reached 10 cm but she came just fine with no problems.
With my son, I have had Braxton-hicks since month 6. The come and go, light, and annoying, mostly in my back but sometimes high up in my stomach like its stretching sideways. I even went to urgent care 2 times but my cervix is closed and I am not effaced.
Sounds like your in early stage, it could go a day or even two, and it could just change in intensity and frequency. If they get any closer together or more painful for any reason. I would get ready but dont go in until they are more like 10 or 15 minutes apart and they are starting to hurt more. Everyone is different for pain tolerance so its hard to gauge when its serious. Dont be embarrassed to go in too early the hospitals are used to it and its better to always be safe than sorry. Also be sure to go in if you think your water broke or you know for sure.