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Commencement of Privileges and Immunities

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
1. Every person entitled to privileges and immunities shall enjoy them from the moment he enters the territory of the receiving State on proceeding to take up his post or, if already in its territory, from the moment when his appointment is notified to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs or such other ministry as may be agreed. … Previous state practice and the opinions of writers were inconsistent on the question of the exact moment when entitlement to diplomatic privileges and immunities began. Some writers maintained that privileges and immunities began with the...
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