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Book II Diplomatic Relations, 7 Formal Aspects of Diplomatic Relations

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: 26 September 2023

Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic missions — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
7.1 The initial selection of its ambassadors and, below them, the members of the staff of a diplomatic mission, is a matter for the law and practice of each State. Most States entrust the conduct of their diplomatic relations with other States, at least below the rank of ambassador, to a professional diplomatic service. The law and practice varies between different States on such matters as whether diplomatic posts are open to persons of other nationalities and on the personal requirements for appointment. Formerly it was common for States to maintain specialized...
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