Torture never works as a tool. Do it "right" and you'll just get told a bunch of misinformation, aka whatever the tortured think their torturer wants to hear. At least with physical torture. Of course it's also morally wrong, but it's not like any of the "devout christian" politicians in the modern US GOP actually care about that.
So, torture is both ineffective and loses you your moral high ground, placing the us on the same level as tinpot dictatorships like Eritrea and North Korea.
Yep, but good luck getting the UN General Assembly to reform and re-open the Conventions on it at this point.
I think our own government does not extend it to ambassador's and consul's families in "safe" countries (which ironically still seem to include Trump's US) at this point, just countries where we pertinently do not trust the native rule of law. But that decision is currently up to the individual governments and it is a well known practice of the Middle Eastern countries, Russia and North Korea in particular to stretch it to as many people as they possibly can.
That aligns perfectly with the Islamic school of jurisprudence that claims there can be no "crimes" against unbelievers.
More seriously, yeah "diplomatic immunity" has just became a reason for young over-privileged hellspawn like that to act with complete impunity.
It is and we're not going to do anything about it since any replacement system is just going to be abused just as hard by the countries with weak civil societies. Really the best way to get rid of it in the long run would be to ensure there are more countries with strong civil societies and middle classes and a firm domestic rule of law. Even then you'll probably still get the occasional bit of abuse, but at least then you can try for redress in their domestic courts. Which is what I would have to do were the drunk son of say the Canadian ambassador to beat me senseless.
Perhaps the more apt comparison to how Erdogan's bodyguards handle protestors in the US would be Sessions' approval for more "robust" police practices.
I don't think that at this point my mc's honour is worth much to anyone but himself at this point.
Besides it's not like my actually needs that much money (want is a different kind of thing than needs) but what he actually needs is enough money to put his mansion and estate back in good order and have them turn a modest profit.
Hopefully his writing will be good enough to cover most of that.