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An Analysis on Privileges and Immunities of the Diplomatic family

Sreejan Sarkar,  Student, 
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
Introduction The term ‘diplomat’ is generally given to a person who represents the interests and policies of their nation in a foreign nation.[1] According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (heirafter referred to as VCDR),a” diplomatic agent is the head of or member of the diplomatic staff of a foreign country (sending state) mission in the foreign country (receiving state)”. According to Article 3 of the Convention, his primary task is to represent and protect the interest of the sending state in the foreign country, promote friendly relations and develop cultural and economic connection between the two countries and the staffs of the diplomatic missions (embassies) also have given the highest level of privileges and immunities in the host country. Article 37 of Vienna Convention mentions that family members of a diplomatic agent forms part of the household staff shall enjoy the privileges …