Tuesday 21 Aug 2018 | 07:59 | SYDNEY

The detention of Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and three other International Criminal Court officers in Libya for 26 days in June and July raises some important principles of international law, and has some consequences for the practice of diplomacy by Australia. In this brief video snapshot, Alex Oliver outlines these principles, including the right to consular access and the immunity from detention and prosecution held by international civil servants.  Alex discusses the conduct of the Australian government in securing the lawyers' release, and potential implications for Australia's diplomacy and consular affairs.

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