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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Diplomatic Assurances

Yves Haeck, Salvatore Fabio Nicolosi

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2024

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Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 ‘Diplomatic assurances’ as used in the context of the transfer of a person from one State to another, generally refers to an undertaking, often formalized in writing, by the government of the receiving State to the effect that the person concerned will be treated in accordance with conditions set by the sending State or, more generally, in keeping with its human rights obligations under international law (UNHCR ‘Note on Diplomatic Assurances and International Refugee Protection’). Although a diplomatic assurance is usually a written instrument, the most recent...
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