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Diplomatic Law - Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 4th Edition by Denza, Eileen (14th January 2016)

Junior Staff of the Mission and Private Servants

From: Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (4th Edition)

Eileen Denza

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 September 2019

Subject(s):
Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic privileges

This chapter considers Article 37.2 to 37.4 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which highlights the functions of the junior staff of the mission and private servants. Article 37.2 states that members of the administrative and technical staff of the diplomatic mission, together with members of their families, shall enjoy the privileges and immunities specified in Articles 29 to 35, except the immunity from civil and administrative jurisdiction of the receiving State specified in Article 31. They shall also enjoy the privileges specified in Article 36, paragraph 1, in respect of articles imported at the time of first installation. Article 37.3 then states that members of the service staff shall enjoy immunity in respect of acts performed in the course of their duties, exemption from dues and taxes on the emoluments they receive by reason of their employment and the exemption contained in Article 33. Lastly, Article 37.4 states that Private servants be exempt from dues and taxes on the emoluments they receive by reason of their employment.

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