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Members of the Family of a Diplomatic Agent

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: 14 August 2020

Subject(s):
Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic privileges — Immunity from jurisdiction, relative — Diplomatic missions — Diplomatic relations
1. The members of the family of a diplomatic agent forming part of his household shall, if they are not nationals of the receiving State, enjoy the privileges and immunities specified in Articles 29 to 36. … The early writers on diplomatic law had mixed views about the desirability of an ambassador being accompanied by his wife. But as during the second half of the seventeenth century permanent missions gradually replaced special missions as the normal form of representation, and diplomats would spend several years in a post, it came to be the practice for an...
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