Diplomatic Immunity and its Role in Building Peaceful Culture in Human Society (A Descriptive Study from the Perspective of Islamic Law and Pakistani Legislation)

Authors

  • Dr. Muhammad Nawaz International Islamic University Islamabad
  • Dr. Falak Shair Faizi

Keywords:

Diplomatic Immunity, Peaceful Culture, Islamic Jurisprudence, Pakistan, legislation.

Abstract

It is an undeniable fact that diplomatic immunity which is being exercised by various countries all over the world, has been highlighted in both Muslim and western countries. It was imitated by the Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) by developing the foundations and rules to protect diplomats from any type of detriment, damage and harm to their lives or properties. Some privileges and protocols were granted to them so that they may perform their duties in a peaceful and harmonious environment in the host countries without any fear, horror and distress. The principles which were devised in Islamic law provide full protection to diplomats in every sort of environment including war and chaos. This study highlights the concept of diplomatic immunity from the perspective of Islamic law and Pakistani legislation focusing on the principles devised for the protection of diplomats. This study also investigates how principles and rules of diplomatic immunity may protect the rights and privileges of diplomats. The role of diplomatic immunity for building peaceful and harmonious culture is highlighted as well. This study ends in some findings and recommendations by indicating that diplomatic immunity plays a vital role for making peaceful cultural in human society.

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Dr. Muhammad Nawaz, & Dr. Falak Shair Faizi. (2022). Diplomatic Immunity and its Role in Building Peaceful Culture in Human Society (A Descriptive Study from the Perspective of Islamic Law and Pakistani Legislation). Iḥyāʾalʿulūm - Journal of Department of Quran O Sunnah, 22(1). Retrieved from https://joqs-uok.com/index.php/ihya/article/view/150