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Duties of the Mission towards the Receiving State

From: Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (4th Edition)

Eileen Denza

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic privileges

This chapter considers Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which provides an outline of the duties of the diplomatic mission towards receiving State. According to the Article, it is the duty of all of the members of the mission, without any prejudice, to enjoy such privileges and immunities and to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State. The Article also states that all official business with the receiving State shall be conducted with or through the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the receiving State or such other ministry as may be agreed. Lastly, the premises of the mission must not be used in any manner incompatible with the functions of the Convention or by other rules of general international law or by any special agreements in force between the sending and the receiving State.

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