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From: Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (3rd Edition)

Professor Eileen Denza

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    1. Introduction 1

    2. Preamble 13

    3. Article 1  Definitions 16

    4. Article 2  Establishment of Diplomatic Relations 24

    5. Article 3  Functions of a Diplomatic Mission 35

    6. Article 4  Appointment of Head of the Mission 46

    7. Articles 5 and 6  Multiple Accreditation 53

    8. Article 7  Appointment of the Staff of the Mission 60

    9. Article 8  Nationality of Diplomatic Staff 69

    10. Article 9  Persona Non Grata 73

    11. Article 10  Notification of Staff Appointments and Movements 88

    12. Article 11  Size of the Mission 94

    13. Article 12  Offices Away from the Seat of the Mission 101

    14. Articles 13 and 16.1  Commencement of Functions and Precedence of Heads of Mission 106

    15. Articles 14 and 15  Classes of Heads of Mission 110

    16. Articles 16–18  Precedence among Heads of Mission 116

    17. Article 19  Chargé d’Affaires ad Interim 121

    18. Article 20  Flag and Emblem of the Sending State 125

    19. Article 21  Assistance in Obtaining Accommodation 128

    20. Article 22  Inviolability of the Mission Premises 135

    21. Article 23  Exemption of Mission Premises from Taxation 180

    22. Article 24  Inviolability of the Archives 189

    23. Article 25  Facilities for the Mission 200

    24. Article 26  Freedom of Movement 205

    25. (p. viii) Article 27.1  Freedom of Communication 211

    26. Article 27.2  Inviolability of Official Correspondence 225

    27. Article 27.3 and 4  The Diplomatic Bag 227

    28. Article 27.5–7  Diplomatic Couriers 249

    29. Article 28  Exemption of Official Fees from Taxation 255

    30. Article 29  Personal Inviolability 256

    31. Article 30  Inviolability of Residence and Property 270

    32. Article 31.1  Immunity from Jurisdiction 280

    33. Article 31.2  Exemption from Giving Evidence 314

    34. Article 31.3  Immunity from Execution 319

    35. Article 31.4  Jurisdiction of the Sending State and Other Remedies 321

    36. Article 32  Waiver of Immunity 330

    37. Article 33  Exemption from Social Security Provisions 349

    38. Article 34  Exemption from Taxation 355

    39. Article 35  Exemption from Personal Services 377

    40. Article 36  Exemption from Customs Duties and Inspection 379

    41. Article 37.1  Members of the Family of a Diplomatic Agent 391

    42. Article 37.2–4  Junior Staff of the Mission and Private Servants 401

    43. Article 38  Nationals and Permanent Residents of the Receiving State 413

    44. Article 39.1  Commencement of Privileges and Immunities 426

    45. Article 39.2–3  Termination of Privileges and Immunities 434

    46. Article 39.4  Property of a Deceased Member of a Mission 449

    47. Article 40  Duties of Third States 451

    48. Article 41  Duties of the Mission Towards the Receiving State 460

    49. Article 42  Professional or Commercial Activity by Diplomat 473

    50. Article 43  End of Diplomatic Functions 476

    51. Article 44  Facilities for Departure 481

    52. Articles 45 and 46  Breach of Relations and Protection of Interests 484

    53. Article 47  Non-Discrimination and Reciprocity 497

    54. Articles 48–53  Final Clauses 503

    55. Optional Protocol  Acquisition of Nationality 506

    56. Optional Protocol  Settlement of Disputes 511

    57. Appendix 1  Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 517

    58. Appendix 2  Parties to Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and to its two Optional Protocols 531