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Any International Law Students on this board?

Zenmaster Chi

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I'm just trying to find some case info but unfortunately we at WLU have no freakin' law library.

If anyone has any experience, let me know.



Zenmaster Chi

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I'm just working on question 4.

I was thinking of using the Tehran Hostages Case (United States of America v. Iran 1980 I.C.J. 3) to support the case that State A did not attempt fulfill its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1963) as stated under Art. 22 (2).

As well, I figured that in regards to the idea of paying an indemnity, the British gov't had to pay a reparation to the South African gov't for not maintaining adequate protection for the embassy located in Rhodesia House in 1969 during a riot in London.

Guarantees for safety are a given I figured as it is already outlined in the Vienna Convention 1963.

My problem is that I can't find the relevant judgements pertaining to the Rhodesia House incident of 1969...

I was also caught looking for specific conventions on the nature of extra-territoriality (or lack thereof) of Diplomatic Premises. The Vienna Convention outlines the limitations of the receiving state's ability to enter an embassy's premises, but I know (from lectures which are functionally useless) that a state still have jurisdiction rights over embassy territory within its borders. I had in my notes a reference to Fatemi v. United States (1963) in regards to the issue but can't find the case online...any leads would help.

I was also wondering if there was anything else I should mention in regards to the judgements being made in regards to State A.

Q's 1-3 I've handled pretty easily...I just want to make sure in my assessment of the responsibility of State A that I'm not totally off.

Well, I should get back to the books.




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OK I've done company/corporate law..... but nothing of this complication.

I've done tax law which deals with the domicile of a person for tax purposes and there are about 6 tests for that...but this is WAY out of my league :)
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