A PEEP AT PANDORA’S BOX: RECONSIDERING THE STATUS OF THE DIPLOMATIC BAG UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

INTRODUCTION In a bid to ensure the protection of official correspondence, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) provides for the inviolability of the diplomatic bag.[1] A diplomatic bag is a properly identified pouch, box or package used to convey confidential documents between a government and its missions abroad.[2] The inviolable status conferred on the … Continue reading A PEEP AT PANDORA’S BOX: RECONSIDERING THE STATUS OF THE DIPLOMATIC BAG UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee

After the 1998 terrorist attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as 9/11, the need for tackling terrorism on a global scale was imminent. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) therefore acted under its powers vested in Chapter VII of the UN Charter, and adopted a series of resolutions aimed at … Continue reading The role of the Office of the Ombudsperson to the ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee