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Immunity from Jurisdiction

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: 25 September 2020

Subject(s):
Diplomatic immunity — Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Immunity from jurisdiction, absolute — Customary international law — Diplomatic missions — Consular relations — Diplomatic privileges
1. A diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminaljurisdiction of the receiving State. He shall also enjoy immunity from its civil and administrative jurisdiction, except in the case of: (a) a real action relating to private immovable property situated in the territory of the receiving State, unless he holds it on behalf of the sending State for the purposes of the mission; (b) an action relating to succession in which the diplomatic agent is involved as executor, administrator, heir or legatee as a private person and not on behalf of the sending State;...
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