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Book II Diplomatic Relations, 6 Legal Framework and Functions of Diplomatic Missions

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: 05 October 2023

Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic missions — Recognition of governments — Secession — Sovereignty — Recognition of states
6.1 Under long established principles of international law now codified in Article 2 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the establishment of diplomatic relations between States and the establishment of permanent diplomatic missions take place by mutual consent. The right to send and receive diplomatic agents flows from recognition as a sovereign State and was formerly known as the right of legation (ius legationis). The recognition of a new State, the establishment of diplomatic relations with that State, and the establishment of a permanent...
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