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Satow's Diplomatic Practice 7th ed

Edited by: Ivor Roberts, Satows

ISBN13: 9780198739104
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199559275
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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First published in 1917, Satow's Diplomatic Practice has long been hailed as a classic and authoritative text. An indispensable guide for anyone working in or studying the field of diplomacy, this seventh, centenary edition builds on the extensive revision in the sixth edition.

The volume provides an enlarged and updated section on the history of diplomacy, including the exponential growth in multilateral diplomacy, and revises comprehensively the practice of diplomacy and the corpus of diplomatic and international law since the end of the Cold War.

It traces the substantial expansion in numbers both of sovereign states and international and regional organisations and features detailed chapters on diplomatic privileges and immunities, diplomatic missions, and consular matters, treaty-making and conferences.

The volume also examines alternative forms of diplomacy, from the work of NGOs to the use of secret envoys, as well as a study of the interaction with intelligence agencies and commercial security firms. It also discusses the impact of international terrorism and other violent non-state actors on the life and work of a diplomat.

Finally, in recognition of the speed of changes in the field over the last ten years, this seventh edition examines the developments and challenges of modern diplomacy through new chapters on human rights and public/digital diplomacy by experts in their respective fields.

Public International Law
Book I: Diplomacy in General
1: Diplomacy: A Short History from Pre-Classical Origins to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
2: The Changes in and Challenges of Modern Diplomacy
3: Introduction to International Law
4: The State: its Concept as a Legal Person in International Law

Book II: Diplomatic and Consular Relations
5: Functions of Diplomatic Missions and Consulates
6: Diplomatic Communication
7: Precedence, Credentials and Agrément for Heads of Mission
8: Appointment and Function of Consuls
9: Consular Access and Protection
10: The Diplomatic Mission, the Corps, Breach of Relations and Protection of Interests
11: Terrorism and Diplomacy

Book III: Privileges and Immunities
12: Privileges and Immunities of the State, the Head of State, State officials, and State agencies
13: Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Missions
14: Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Agents
15: Special Missions

Book IV: Multilateral Diplomacy, Human Rights, and International Organizations
16: Multilateral Diplomacy
17: Human Rights
18: The United Nations-I The Charter and its Operation
19: The United Nations-II Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programmes, Regional Commissions, and Special Bodies
20: International Financial Institutions and Bodies
21: The European Union-I Development, Structure, and Decision-Making
22: The European Union-II External Relations
23: Other International and Regional Organizations: Commonwealth, NATO, Council of Europe, OAS, AU, ASEAN, CIS, Francophonie, Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Gulf Cooperation Council, OSCE

Book V: International Disputes and Courts
24: Prevention and Management of Conflict and Settlement of Disputes
25: International Court of Justice
26: Prosecutions: The International Criminal Court and other Tribunals

Book VI: Alternative (Including Track 2) Diplomacy
27: Public Diplomacy and its Offshoots
28: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Violent Non-State Actors (VNSAs)
29: Secret or Back-Channel Diplomacy, Secret Intelligence, Religious and Other Unconventional Diplomatic Actors

Book VII: Treaties and Treaty-Making
30: International Conferences
31: Treaties and Other International Instruments-I General Definition; Treaty Formalities
32: Treaties and Other International Instruments-II Most common forms: Treaty/Convention/Agreement/Protocol
33: Treaties and Other International Instruments-III Pact/Act/Modus Vivendi/Declaration/Exchange of Notes/Memorandum of Understanding/Final Act
34: Treaties and Other International Instruments-IV Ratification, Accession, Acceptance and Approval, Treaty Succession
35: Treaties and Other International Instruments-V Interpretation, Reservations, Termination; the effects of war on treaties; ius cogens

Book VIII: Envoi
36: Advice to Diplomats

Appendix I: The Language of Diplomacy
Appendix II: Conferences
Paris Peace Conference, 1946
Japanese Peace Conference, 1951
Geneva Conference, 1954
International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, 1992