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Satow's Diplomatic Practice, 6th Edition edited by Roberts, Sir Ivor [OLD EDITION]

Book X Envoi, 40 Advice to Diplomats

Ivor Roberts

From: Satow's Diplomatic Practice (6th Edition)

Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 November 2019

Subject(s):
Diplomatic relations — Consular relations — Diplomatic missions — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
40.1 Of the qualities necessary for the profession of a diplomat, Callières treats in his famous work De la manière de négocier avec les souverains, 1 and his observations, though made nearly three hundred years ago, have still a good deal to commend them. A brief summary of their main points is given below. In modern days methods of diplomacy are certainly less subtle and tortuous than were those of the past; while the rapidity of communication now enables a negotiator to remain in constant touch with his government throughout. But national character and human...
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