Commencement of Privileges and Immunities
Professor Eileen Denza
- 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...