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Book I Diplomacy in General, 2 The State, the Head of State, and Ministers

Ivor Roberts

From: Satow's Diplomatic Practice (6th Edition)

Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 September 2023

Heads of state and other senior officials — Diplomatic privileges — Diplomatic relations — Immunity from jurisdiction, states
2.1 Under international law a State is a legal person with legal rights and obligations. As such a legal person the State is to be distinguished from other corporate entities, whether established by internal law such as a commercial multinational company, or by international law such as an international organization. Although a State’s annual budget and economic resources may be far less than a multinational company, the status of a State is not conferred by national laws, although the constitutional law of its own internal national legal system may allocate and...
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