Size of the Mission
Professor Eileen Denza
- Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic privileges — Right to non-discrimination — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Heads of state and other senior officials
1. In the absence of specific agreement as to the size of the mission, the receiving State may require that the size of a mission be kept within limits considered by it to be reasonable and normal, having regard to circumstances and conditions in the receiving State and to the needs of the particular mission. 2. The receiving State may equally, within similar bounds and on a non-discriminatory basis, refuse to accept officials of a particular category. Article 11 created new international law. In the seventeenth century in particular—when the prestige of an...