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Inviolability of the Mission Premises

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: 19 September 2020

Subject(s):
Diplomatic missions — Heads of state and other senior officials — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic privileges — Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Responsibility of states — Damages — Reparations — Expropriation — Customary international law — Sovereignty — Consular relations — Immunity from jurisdiction, agents of states — Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Travaux préparatoires
1. The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission. 2. The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity. 3. The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be immune from search, requisition, attachment or...
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