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Flag and Emblem of the Sending State

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: 19 April 2024

Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic privileges — Customary international law — Flag state
The mission and its head shall have the right to use the flag and emblem of the sending State on the premises of the mission, including the residence of the head of the mission, and on his means of transport. The right to fly the flag and display the emblem of the sending State on the premises of the embassy does not appear as a separately listed privilege in diplomatic treatises before the nineteenth century. To earlier authors the literal concept of the exterritoriality of the embassy would have necessarily implied such a right, but as writers ceased to regard...
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