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Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780198265825
ISBN: 0198265824
New Edition ISBN: 9780199216857
Published: June 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This book is a commentary on the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the universally-accepted framework for diplomacy between sovereign States. It is the second edition of a highly-respected work, first published in 1976, which was written with the benefit of the author's deep and practical understanding of the subject as a Legal Counsellor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.;Denzas book is widely-recognized as the leading work of authority in the field.

In this enlarged, rewritten and fully-updated edition, she places each provision of the Convention in its historical context. The negotiating background to the provisions is supplemented with a comprehensive commentary on the application of the Convention by the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, together with expanded coverage of the diplomatic practice and jurisprudence of other States. The book also includes a thorough examination of novel problems in the field, not least the abuse of diplomatic immunity, as exemplified in the mid-1980s by notorious cases such as the Libyan Peoples Bureau siege and the attempted kidnapping of Umaru Dikko, as well as terrorist violence and hostile demonstrations against embassies.

This eagerly-awaited new edition provides an invaluable source of practical guidance for ministries of foreign affairs and diplomats in the field. It will be equally welcomed by practitioners and scholars of public international law as an indispensable source of reference and learning.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction
Commentary on Preamble, Article 1
Commentary on Articles 2-21
Commentary on Article 22
Commentary on Articles 23-26
Commentary on Articles 27, 28
Commentary on Articles 29, 30
Commentary on Article 31
Commentary on Articles 32
Commentary on Articles 33-35
Commentary on Articles 36, 37
Commentary on Articles 38, 39
Commentary on Articles 40-44
Commentary on Articles 45 to end of text