Diplomatic Immunity – Great In Theory, Horrible In Practice – Episode 2
- Learn why being a messenger during ancient times was a hard job.
- What the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations was all about.
- How diplomatic immunity can help you get away with a crime you committed.
On this week’s episode, Matt and Tony deep dive deep into some of the craziest and dark parts of the legal history of the United States. Matt is a recovering Big Law attorney turned comedian with a passion for legal history, while Tony has no legal background whatsoever, except for a few minor brushes with the law. Ultimately it’s Tony’s absurd and funny point of view on laws that will rub Matt the hilarious way.
Expect hilarious jokes with lots of cursing, yet through this very odd event you will understand the history of diplomatic immunity, privileges, uses and abuses and how it save lives.
Check out these episode highlights
- [01:25] – Historical background and overview of diplomatic immunity
- [12:17] – How Genghis Khan and the Mongols insisted on the rights of diplomats
- [18:24] – The 1961 Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations
- [20:57] – Diplomatic immunity privileges, uses and abuses
- [35:00] – How diplomatic immunity protects accused criminals?
- [45:53] – Using diplomatic immunity to save lives
- [50:05] – Today’s modern day diplomatic immunity abuses
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