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Precedence Among Heads of 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: 28 May 2024

Diplomatic missions — Heads of state and other senior officials — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic privileges — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Diplomatic relations — Customary international law
1. Heads of mission shall take precedence in their respective classes in the order of the date and time of taking up their functions in accordance with Article 13. 2. Alterations in the credentials of a head of mission not involving any change of class shall not affect his precedence. 3. This Article is without prejudice to any practice accepted by the receiving State regarding the precedence of the representative of the Holy See. The precedence of the members of the diplomatic staff of the mission shall be notified by the head of the mission to the Ministry for...
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