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Immunity from Execution

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: 24 April 2024

Diplomatic immunity — Immunity from jurisdiction, execution of judgments
… 3. No measures of execution may be taken in respect of a diplomatic agent except in the cases coming under sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 of this Article, and provided that the measures concerned can be taken without infringing the inviolability of his person or of his residence. … The immunity from execution of a diplomatic agent was a rule long established in customary international law. It derived from the diplomat’s inviolability of person, residence, and property as well as from his immunity from civil jurisdiction. Insofar as it was ever...
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