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Diplomatic Handbook 8th ed


ISBN13: 9789004141421
ISBN: 9004141421
Previous Edition ISBN: 0582317169
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £61.00



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The aim of this book is to provide a concise but comprehensive source of relevant information for those who are embarking on an international and, particularly, a diplomatic career. It is also useful for civil servants who are required to attend multilateral conferences on a wide range of subjects and for those interested in the mechanisms of international relations.

Coverage includes:-

  • the establishment and conduct of diplomatic relations
  • the organisation and functions of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of a diplomatic mission
  • protocol and procedure
  • diplomatic privileges and immunities
  • consular officers and consular posts
  • the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and other international organisations
  • key elements of international law
  • conference practice and procedure
  • information, misinformation, disinformation, and media presentation skills
  • glossary of diplomatic, consular and economic terms
This new edition has been up-dated to take account of the major political, economic, social and technological changes which have taken place since the latest edition was published in 1998.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
Introduction
The establishment of diplomatic relations and of permanent diplomatic missions
The conduct of diplomatic relations in the absence of a full diplomatic mission or when diplomatic relations have been severed
THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Organisation and functions
Relations with its own missions
Relations with foreign missions
Relations with the Diplomatic Corps
THE DIPLOMATIC MISSION
General observations and definitions
The head of mission
Chancery Commercial section
Consular section
Press and information section
Service and specialist attaches
Absence or indisposition of a head of mission
Appointments, arrivals and departures
The diplomat
PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURE
Orders of precedence
The Diplomatic List
Correspondence and communication between diplomatic missions and the host government
Demonstrations
Flags
Dress
State ceremonies
Official mourning
DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
Privileges and immunities in respect of the mission and its functions
Personal privileges and immunities
Full privileges and immunities
Limited privileges and immunities
CONSULAR OFFICERS AND CONSULAR POSTS
The establishment of consular posts
Consular functions
Consular officers, consular employees and members of the service staff
The appointment of consular officers
Severance of consular relations
Privileges, facilities and immunities
1. Career consular officers and posts headed by them
2. Honorary consular officers and posts headed by them
THE UNITED NATIONS
Purposes and principles
The United Nations Charter
The General Assembly
The Security: Council
The Economic and Social Council
The Trusteeship Council
The International Court of Justice
The Secretary-General and the Secretariat
Intergovernmental Agencies related to the United Nations
Subsidiary organisation
s INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND AGREEMENTS OUTSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL LAW AND PRACTICE
Definition and general principles
Treaties and treaty-making
Political asylum and the extradition of criminals
Recognition of states and governments
The extent of state sovereignty and jurisdiction
Nationality
CONFERENCES
Conference practice and procedure
Conference management
Conference diplomacy
Appendices
A Entertaining
B International abbreviations
C Islamic festivals
D The Environment
E Glossary of diplomatic, consular and economic terms
F Non-proliferation Treaty