Should Arbitral Institutions Have Diplomatic Immunity?

In November 2018, the former director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) in Kuala Lumpur resigned from his role after being arrested on suspicions that he paid past and present ministers bribes to renew his role at the AIAC. His lawyer argued before Malaysian courts that, by virtue of his role at AIAC, he is protected by diplomatic immunity under Malaysia’s 1992 International Organisations (Privileges and Immunity) Act and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (18 April 1961) (Vienna Convention). As a result, he cannot be arrested, detained or subject to criminal jurisdiction in Malaysia. He was detained for investigations briefly, but released, not subject to bail on 21 November 2018. Are arbitral institutions and their officers entitled to diplomatic immunity?

For the full text: Kluwer Arbitration Blog

http://arbitrationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2019/02/27/should-arbitral-institutions-have-diplomatic-immunity/




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