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Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium
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Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium

Paul Behrens


The granting of diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange, the dangers faced by diplomats in trouble spots around the world, WikiLeaks and the publication of thousands of embassy cables—situations like these place diplomatic agents and diplomatic law at the very centre of contemporary debate on current affairs. Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium brings together twenty experts to provide insight into some of the most controversial and important matters which characterize modern diplomatic law. They include diplomatic asylum, the treatment (and rights) of domestic staff of diplomatic agents, the invio ... More

Keywords: Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, international organizations, paradiplomacy, sub-State entities, diplomatic bag, diplomatic premises, diplomatic inviolability, diplomatic asylum, diplomatic interference, diplomatic duties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795940
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795940.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Behrens, editor
Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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Part I Introduction

Part II History

Part III Personal Immunity

9 Private Domestic Staff

Wolfgang Spadinger

Part IV Property Immunity

12 The Non-Customary Practice of Diplomatic Asylum

Péter Kovács and Tamás Vince Ádány

Part V Diplomatic Duties

15 Legal Duties of Diplomats Today

Sanderijn Duquet and Jan Wouters

Part VI Beyond the VCDR

19 Skirting Officialdom

Francesca Dickson

Part VII Concluding Thoughts