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Trudeau says China ignored diplomatic immunity in detaining Canadian

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By MARTIN OUELLET-DIOTTE

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Canada could suspend diplomatic immunity passes for Chinese in Canada

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The idea that a former diplomat now working at a private company would still be covered by diplomatic immunity just because he originally entered the country on a diplomatic passport is a bit far fetched. It goes beyond anything that the drafters or original signatories to the Vienna convention would consider reasonable.

If you read the recital to the convention, it states:

Realizing that the purpose of such privileges and immunities is not to benefit individuals but to ensure the efficient performance of the functions of diplomatic missions as representing States,

It's hard to see how Kovrig should be entitled to assert any immunity for activities which have nothing to do with the performance of Canadian diplomatic missions in China.

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Was Meng travelling on a diplomatic passport? No?

I doubt Meng has a diplomatic passport given she's an executive at Huawei.

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Was Meng travelling on a diplomatic passport? No?

Was Kovrig travelling on a diplomatic passport or with a personal one?

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