Part I - Introduction 1: Paul Behrens: Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium 2: Brian Barder: A former diplomat's reflections on the Vienna Convention 3: J Craig Barker: In Praise of a Self-Contained Regime: Why the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations Remains Important Today Part II - History 4: Nelson Iriniz Casas: Views of a Delegate to the 1961 Vienna Conference 5: Kai Bruns: On the Road to Vienna: The Role of the International Law Commission in the Codification of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities, 1949-1958 Part III - Personal Immunity 6: Paul Behrens: The personal inviolability of diplomatic agents in emergency situations 7: Simonetta Stirling-Zanda: The Privileges and Immunities of the Family of the Diplomatic Agent: the Current Scope of Article 37(1) 8: Lisa Rodgers: The inviolability of diplomatic agents in the context of employment 9: Wolfgang Spadinger: Private Domestic Staff: A risk group on the fringe of the convention Part IV - Property Immunity 10: Yinan Bao: The Protection of Public Safety and Human Life vs the Inviolability of Mission Premises: A Dilemma faced by the Receiving State 11: Juan Falconi Puig: Contemporary Developments Relating to the Inviolability of Mission Premises 12: Peter Kovacs and Tamas Vince Adany: The Non-Customary Practice of Diplomatic Asylum 13: Patricio Grane Labat and Naomi Burke: The Protection of Diplomatic Correspondence in the Digital Age: Time to Revise the Vienna Convention? 14: Sana Sud: The Diplomatic Duffle Disparity - A Third World Perspective Part V - Diplomatic Duties 15: Sanderijn Duquet and Jan Wouters: Legal Duties of Diplomats Today 16: Paul Behrens: The Duty of Non-Interference Part VI - Beyond the VCDR 17: Alison Duxbury: Intersections between Diplomatic Immunities and the Immunities of International Organisations 18: Graham Butler: The European Union and Diplomatic Law: An Emerging Actor in Twenty-First Century Diplomacy 19: Francesca Dickson: Skirting Officialdom: Sub-State Diplomats and the VCDR Lessons from Scotland and Wales Part VII - Concluding Thoughts 20: Paul Behrens: Diplomatic Law Today: Has the Vienna Convention met its expectations?
Dr Paul Behrens is Reader (Associate Professor) in International Law at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Paul Behrens is Reader (Associate Professor) in International Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the Surrey International Law Centre and the Scottish Centre for International Law, Associate of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and member of the Society of Legal Scholars. Dr Behrens' particular research interests lie in the fields of diplomatic and consular law and international criminal law. He is author of Diplomatic Interference and the Law (Hart Publishing 2016), co-editor of The Criminal Law of Genocide (Ashgate 2007) and Elements of Genocide (Routledge 2012) and has written numerous articles in these fields. At Edinburgh, he teaches the LLM courses on diplomatic and consular law and on international criminal law. Dr Behrens has been visiting lecturer and researcher at the universities of Stockholm, Uppsala, Copenhagen, the Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel and the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest. Dr Behrens regularly contributes to newspapers (including Guardian, Scotsman, Suddeutsche Zeitung) on issues of constitutional and international law and has given radio and television interviews on these topics.`