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Does have an absolute immunity?

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Does King have an absolute immunity?

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When you say "King", do you mean a member of the Royal Family?

If so, which country?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I prefer to not specify a particular king or queen. But in general if a person is king as well as head of the state, will he has absolute immunity? Also, members of Royal families, do they have immunity?

There is the concept of "Diplomatic Immunity" in International Law whereby a Head of State or Civil Civil cannot be arrested or prosecuted by another country. However, it is not 100% bullet proof protection and can be revoked in certain circumstances.

Heads of State are not immune in their own countries and can be charged with crimes such as theft, murder, rape and abuses of public office.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My question was about King not a normal head of state. Also I asked about the Royal family members. So, the answer I received is different from my question
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Can they be sued, no.

That is because in the UK we are subjects, not citizens.

The King/Queen/Royal Family can not be sued.

It is called Sovereign Immunity

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Sovereign immunity is a customary principle, under which the Queen and the criminal law simply don’t mix. It was last tested in court in 1911, when King George V was accused of bigamy: the Lord Chief Justice decided that the King could not be ordered to give evidence, and that was the end of that.

The rest of the Royal Family, save for the Queen can be prosecuted for criminal offences.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Any idea about the position of international law on this issue

No idea sadly. You posted this in UK law. I can only tell you about here.

Does that clarify?

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