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Inviolability of Residence and Property

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: 17 April 2024

Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic missions — Customary international law — Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states — Diplomatic privileges — Immunity from jurisdiction, states
1. The private residence of a diplomatic agent shall enjoy the same inviolability and protection as the premises of the mission. 2. His papers, correspondence and, except as provided in paragraph 3 of Article 31, his property, shall likewise enjoy inviolability. The rule that the private residence and property of a diplomatic agent were inviolable was long established in customary international law. Article 30 has clarified a number of the uncertain points, and has extended the scope of this inviolability—perhaps beyond what is easily justifiable on grounds of...
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