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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Immunities, Special Missions

Nadia Kalb

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 May 2019

Immunity from jurisdiction, states — Heads of state and other senior officials — Comity — States, agents — Special missions — Consular relations — Diplomatic relations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In addition to permanent diplomatic missions and consular posts, special missions are often sent from one State to another with the latter’s consent in order to perform a specific task for a limited period of time. By virtue of their official character representing their State ( Representatives of States in their International Relations ), special missions benefit from facilities, privileges, and immunities accorded by international law ( State Immunity ) for the purpose of conducting international relations. 2 Ad hoc missions were, in fact, the first forms of...
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