Diplomatic Immunity

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This policy contains procedures for processing the arrest or detainment of a foreign national with diplomatic immunity.

It is the policy of this department to adhere to the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of State concerning immunities for foreign nationals based on international treaty obligations. Adherence to these international treaty obligations is required by law and also helps protect American diplomatic officers and consular officials stationed abroad.

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