Institute for
International Law and Human Rights

Rule of Law

IILHR Comments: Draft Foreign Service Law

Analyzes and comments on the draft Foreign Service law. Main areas of concern include the need to clarify the division of diplomatic ranks; the need to determine the specific allowances desired to complement these specific ranks; and the need to require that all Foreign Service employees be knowledgeable of either French or English as they are the lingua franca of international relations. Also suggests that financial analysis and implications be included in every draft law. Provides an article-by-article analysis.