Yordan Gunawan, Mohammad Haris Aulawi, Mohammad Bima Aoron Hafiz, Andi Agus Salim



Objectives: This article examines how international law works (or does not work) when applied to the Khashoggi case, especially when diplomatic immunity comes into contact with human rights. It is axiomatic that human rights cannot be separated from human beings, and vice versa with the right of immunity which is regulated in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963, which can be revoked. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world. It is not only because of the grisly details of his death of him but also because of where it took place: inside a consulate, which enjoys special protection under international law.

Methods: The study is normative legal research informed by two approaches: (a) statute and (b) case. By using a descriptive method, this study will focus on how human rights prevail relative to claims of diplomatic immunity in the context of the protection of human dignity and life.

Result: The result shows that in the name of human rights, the Turkish authority has a right to intervene and do its investigations in the location of the murder, the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, without claimed diplomatic immunity being an insurmountable obstacle.

Keywords: diplomatic immunity, human rights, Khashoggi.


Goals: Este artigo examina como funciona (ou não funciona) o direito internacional quando aplicado ao caso Khashoggi, especialmente quando a imunidade diplomática entra em contato com os direitos humanos. É axiomático que os direitos humanos não podem ser separados dos seres humanos, e vice-versa com o direito de imunidade que é regulado na Convenção de Viena sobre Relações Diplomáticas de 1961 e na Convenção de Viena sobre Relações Consulares de 1963, que pode ser revogada. O assassinato de Jamal Khashoggi chocou o mundo. Não é apenas por causa dos detalhes macabros de sua morte, mas também por causa de onde ela ocorreu: dentro de um consulado, que goza de proteção especial sob o direito internacional.

Methods: The study is normative legal research informed by two approaches: (a) statute and (b) case. Using a qualitative descriptive method, this study will focus on how human rights prevail over claims for diplomatic immunity in the context of protecting human dignity and life.

Results: The result shows that in the name of human rights, the Turkish authority has the right to intervene and carry out its investigations at the scene of the murder, the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, without the alleged diplomatic immunity being an insurmountable obstacle.

Keywords: diplomatic immunity, human rights, khashoggi.


diplomatic immunity, human rights, Khashoggi.

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