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Response to MADem (Reply #47)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:01 PM

49. Yes, embassy grounds are, in effect, immune from enforcement of host country laws, by long tradition

and under international instruments having general scope. However, Article 41 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations clearly and explicitly states:

1. Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs of that State ...

3. The premises of the mission must not be used in any manner incompatible with the functions of the mission as laid down in the present Convention or by other rules of general international law or by any special agreements in force between the sending and the receiving State ...

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