Flag and Emblem of the Sending State
Professor Eileen Denza
- Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic privileges — Customary international law — Flag state
The mission and its head shall have the right to use the flag and emblem of the sending State on the premises of the mission, including the residence of the head of the mission, and on his means of transport. The right to fly the flag and display the emblem of the sending State on the premises of the embassy does not appear as a separately listed privilege in diplomatic treatises before the nineteenth century. To earlier authors the literal concept of the exterritoriality of the embassy would have necessarily implied such a right, but as writers ceased to regard...