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Introduction

Eileen Denza

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

Professor Eileen Denza

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 August 2020

Subject(s):
Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic privileges — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic missions — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Customary international law
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations codifies the rules for the exchange of embassies among sovereign States. These rules protecting the sanctity of ambassadors and enabling them to carry out their functions are the oldest established and the most fundamental rules of international law. The Convention is a cornerstone of the modern international legal order. When the first edition of Diplomatic Law was completed the Vienna Convention had been in force for eleven years, and 112 States were Parties. Even then it was apparent that the Convention had received...
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