Part VI International Transactions, 17 Diplomatic and Consular Relations
James R Crawford
- Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic privileges — Consular relations — Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states
The rules of international law governing diplomatic relations are at the most formal end of the spectrum of international communication, and are the product of long-established state practice reflected in treaties, national legislation, and judicial decisions. The law has now been codified substantially in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. This chapter discusses the general legal aspects of diplomatic relations; staff, premises, and facilities of missions; inviolability of missions; diplomatic agents; consular relations; special missions; and crimes against internationally protected persons.