Classes of Heads of Mission
Professor Eileen Denza
- Heads of state and other senior officials — Diplomatic missions — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Sovereignty — States, equality
1. Heads of mission are divided into three classes, namely: (a) that of ambassadors or nuncios accredited to Heads of State, and other heads of mission of equivalent rank; (b) that of envoys, ministers and internuncios accredited to Heads of State; (c) that of chargés d’affaires accredited to Ministers for Foreign Affairs. 2. Except as concerns precedence and etiquette, there shall be no differentiation between heads of mission by reason of their class. The class to which the heads of their missions are to be assigned shall be agreed between States. Articles 14 to...