International law should not hamper governments threatened by terrorists abusing diplomatic privileges. The ramifications of Libya's state-supported terrorist network, operating through diplomatic channels, will be addressed in this Comment. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations will be evaluated in light of the April 1984 Libyan embassy shooting. Present international inactivity will illustrate the legal and political dilemmas faced by a nation's policy makers in suppressing terrorism. Finally, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations will be discussed to assess the Convention's viability in the current political arena threatened by terrorists.
Jane C. Sweeney, State-Sponsored Terrorism: Libya's Abuse of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities, 5 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 133 (1986).