The establishment of diplomatic relations between States, and of permanent diplomatic missions, takes place by mutual consent. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations does not define diplomatic relations, nor does it define the ‘States’ which are entitled to establish and conduct diplomatic relations. Relations between States and international organizations, and between international organizations themselves, are excluded from the scope of the 1961 Vienna Convention.1 In order to determine whether an entity has the ‘right of legation’ for the purposes of...
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