The murder of Jamal Khashoggi: immunities, inviolability and the human right to life

Milanovic, Marko 2020, The murder of Jamal Khashoggi: immunities, inviolability and the human right to life, Human rights law review, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-49, doi: 10.1093/hrlr/ngaa007.

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Title The murder of Jamal Khashoggi: immunities, inviolability and the human right to life
Author(s) Milanovic, MarkoORCID iD for Milanovic, Marko
Journal name Human rights law review
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 49
Total pages 49
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2020-03
ISSN 1461-7781
Keyword(s) right to life
obligation to protect life
duty to investigate
diplomatic immunity
consular immunity
Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia
Summary On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist residing in the United States of America, where he was a columnist for the Washington Post newspaper, was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. This article analyses Khashoggi's killing from the standpoint of the human right to life. It examines not only the obligation of Saudi Arabia to respect Khashoggi's right to life, but also the obligations of Turkey and the United States to protect Khashoggi's right to life from third parties, and to ensure respect through an effective investigation of his killing and mutual cooperation for the purpose of that investigation. It also looks at the extraterritorial scope of these various obligations. Finally, the article examines possible norm conflicts between state obligations under human rights law and their obligations under diplomatic and consular law, such as the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, agents and means of transportation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/hrlr/ngaa007
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1801 Law
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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