The immunity in this instance is not covered by the two Vienna conventions cited earlier in this article.
The immunities and privileges of the staff of the UN bodies cited are defined in these agreements, not in the Vienna conventions.
At the same time, the MEA reiterated New Delhi's demand for Washington to treat the case of Indian diplomat Devyani Khopragade strictly as per the Vienna Conventions.
Responding to ANI's question as to India's exact position on the Vienna Conventions, MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said: "The Vienna Conventions are global conventions to which all countries are committed.
The Paris and Vienna Conventions have a number of features in common.
The 1971 IMO Brussels Convention Relating to Civil Liability in the Field of Maritime Carriage of Nuclear Material is specifically addressed to nuclear Transports (17) and exonerates a person otherwise liable for damage if the operator is liable for such damage under either the Paris or Vienna Conventions, or by virtue of a national law governing liability for the damage.
Even a United Nations resolution as such, though not a treaty, often has been deemed analogous to one in many respects (e.g., in matters of interpretation).(17) This reflects the fact that the principles found in both Vienna Conventions on treaties generally represent a codification of preexisting customary law rather than an example of the "progressive development" of law (that is, of the creation of new rules).
It then went on to refer to statements by "American and other diplomats" invoking provisions relating to "A material breach of a treaty" in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1997, of 1971, hereafter referred to as the 1971 Vienna Convention (which, as will become apparent below, not only is the wrong convention - although this really does not matter, as will become apparent - but, more importantly, constitutes a badly flawed understanding of the same provision both in the more relevant convention and in customary international law, which in fact is applicable).
"Islamabad assures full protection to all diplomats guaranteed under the Vienna Conventions," The Express Tribune quoted Rehman Malik, as saying, during the meeting between the Prime Minister's Adviser on Interior Affairs and the U.S.
Foreign Office spokesperson Moazam Ali Khan had earlier clarified that all foreign diplomats are extended full courtesies and privileges in accordance with the Vienna Conventions on diplomatic/consular privileges and immunities.
The Act was introduced by the Bhutto regime to give effect in Paki-stan to the Vienna Convention
on Diplomatic Rela-tions 1961, and the Vienna Convention
on Consular Rela-tions 1963.