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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961)

Holger P Hestermeyer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2021

Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic privileges — Diplomatic immunity — Specific treaties

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (‘Convention’; ‘VCDR’) codifies rules of international law on diplomatic intercourse, privileges, and immunities (Immunity, Diplomatic). It was adopted by the United Nations Conference on Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities on 18 April 1961 and entered into force on 24 April 1964. The Conference also adopted two optional protocols: the Optional Protocol concerning Acquisition of Nationality and the Optional Protocol concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes, both of which entered into force on the same day...
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