Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

Hardcover | March 28, 2008

byEileen Denza

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Diplomatic Law was first published in 1976. 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, it has become widely regarded as the leading work in the field. Denza places each provision of theConvention in its historical context; provides commentary on the application of the Convention by the UK, the US, and other States; and thoroughly examines topical problems in the field including the abuse of diplomatic immunity and terrorist violence. This fully updated new edition also highlightsimportant new trends in the application of the Convention regime. It explores the interaction between State and diplomatic immunity (as shown in the Pinochet case), examines methods of establishing and conducting diplomatic relations under conditions of physical danger, and looks at increasedevidence of disregard for the rules of secrecy in diplomatic communications. Denza also explores and the greater latitude for diplomats to 'interfere' in the internal affairs of the receiving State in the interest of protecting human rights and evaluates the impact of adoption of the UN Conventionon Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property.

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Diplomatic Law was first published in 1976. 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, it has become widely regarded as the leading work in the field. Denza places each provision of theConvention in its historical context; provid...

Eileen Denza is a former Legal Councillor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She was the legal advisor to the UK representation to the European Community from 1980 to 1983, and was Council to the EC Committee in the House of Lords from 1987 to 1995. She is currently a Visiting Professor at University College, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:March 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199216851

ISBN - 13:9780199216857

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsTable of CasesAbbreviationsIntroductionCommentary on PreambleCommentary on Articles 1-53Commenatry on optional protocolsAppendix 1: the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic RelationsAppendix 2: Parties to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic RelationBibliographyIndex

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`well structured, it is easy to use and has a comprehensive and useful table of cases dealing with the different interpretation and application of the Convention ... during my readings I recognized many topics from my active service and the book will be a most welcome tool in my futureprofessional life ... a useful and comprehensive source of practical guidance for diplomats as well as other practitioners. And I am sure it will be equally appreciated by scholars and students of public international law as a source of reference and learning.'Anders C Hougaard, EJIL 10 (1999)