According to Dapo Akande at the European Journal of International Law's EJIL Talk, arresting the Pope in Britain, as some "human rights" lawyers and others have proposed, would itself be a violation of international law. "The Vatican has a tiny territory and a tiny population but it does fulfill the criteria for Statehood." [via Ku] More: Infamy or Praise.
Pope's head-of-state immunity
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