August 16, 2012 – Professor Kal Raustiala commented on Britain’s threat to enter the Ecuadorian Embassy in Britain and extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on alleged sex crimes. This would go against the principle of diplomatic immunity that was established by the 1961 Vienna Convention. Professor Raustiala’s remark appeared in an article in The New Republic.
“The inviobility of embassies is grounded in a principle of reciprocity...every state has embassies around the world,” he said of the possible consequences of breaking this agreement.
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