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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Ismaili Imamat

Francisco Pereira Coutinho

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 January 2021

Diplomatic relations — Individuals and non-state actors — Subjects of international law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The typology of religious non-State subjects of international law has long been limited to two entities linked to the Catholic Church. The Holy See and, to a lesser extent, the Order of Malta (Malta, Order of) have established diplomatic relations with the majority of States, are members or observers in several international organizations, and are parties to international treaties (International Organizations or Institutions, Membership; International Organizations or Institutions, Observer Status). The Ismaili Imamat, an Islamic supranational religious entity,...
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