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Offices Away from the Seat of the Mission

Eileen Denza

From: Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (3rd Edition)

Professor Eileen Denza

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 July 2024

Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic privileges — Customary international law — Diplomatic relations
The sending State may not, without the prior express consent of the receiving State, establish offices forming part of the mission in localities other than those in which the mission itself is established. No previously established rule of customary law required the sending State to base its diplomatic mission at the capital or seat of government of the receiving State. Nor was the sending State required by international law to seek permission in order to acquire offices in a part of the country other than that where the principal seat of the mission was...
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