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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Persona Non Grata

Jean d'Aspremont

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 May 2020

Subject(s):
Diplomatic privileges — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic immunity — Diplomatic missions

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

1 The right of each State to declare any diplomatic or consular agent persona non grata is one of the oldest principles of diplomatic and consular law (Diplomacy; Members of the Staff of Diplomatic Missions), echoed as far back as the work of the founding fathers of international law. It is a right that has remained uncontested and is currently enshrined in Art. 9 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and Art. 23 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963), which both drew upon the Draft Convention on Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities of 1932...
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