- Diplomatic privileges — International co-operation
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 Modus vivendi is a Latin phrase—modus means ‘way’, vivendi means ‘of living’—meaning an agreement between those who differ in opinions (‘agreeing to disagree’). It is not a term of art in international law. It is sometimes used to refer to a preliminary, provisional, or interim agreement between contending parties pending the final settlement. Sometimes the term is included in the title of the instrument, sometimes it is not. 2 In most situations, it is prepared in a rather informal way, with the intention to be replaced by a more detailed and formalistic...