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Part IV Other Immunities, 19 International Organizations and Special Regimes

Hazel Fox, Philippa Webb

From: The Law of State Immunity (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition)

Hazel Fox, QC, Philippa Webb

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2024

Consular relations — Consulates — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic privileges — Act of state doctrine — Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute — Immunity from jurisdiction, international organizations — Immunity from jurisdiction, ratione materiae — Immunity from jurisdiction, diplomats — Immunity from jurisdiction, waiver — Regional organizations — Responsibility of international organizations — Customary international law — Codification — Jurisdiction of states, enforcement

This chapter considers immunities that have their own special features, which have been codified in bilateral or multilateral agreements other than the UNCSI. It considers the scope of immunities granted to international organizations and their basis in specific agreements, and examines immunities subject to ‘special regimes’ in international law. These include diplomats and the diplomatic mission and consular relations, which are governed by the 1961 and 1964 Vienna Conventions. Another special regime is that which applies to visiting armed forces. Bilateral or multilateral conventions dealing with the status of forces govern these matters. The rules applicable to policing and law enforcement personnel present in another State's territory are also briefly addressed.

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