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9. Diplomatic and Consular Privileges and Immunities, State Immunity

1. General Works
2. Travaux préparatoires
3. Commentaries
4. State Practice


1. General Works

In addition to chapters on immunities of principal textbooks on international law, the following books specialized in immunities are useful.

  • H. Fox, The Law of State Immunity, 2nd ed. (OUP, 2008).
  • Joe Verhoeven, sous la direction de, Le droit international des immunités (LGDJ, 2004).
  • C.J. Lewis, State and Diplomatic Immunity, 3rd ed. (Lloydfs London Press, 1990).
  • Jean Salmon, Manuel de droit diplomatique (Bruylant, 1996).

2. Travaux préparatoires

2.1 ILC

  • Analytical Guide to the Work of the International Law Commission: http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/guide/gfra.htm
    4.1 Jurisdictional immunities of States and their property
    4.2 Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction
    9.1 Diplomatic intercourse and immunities
    9.2 Consular intercourse and immunities
    9.3 Special missions
    9.4 Question of the protection and inviolability of diplomatic agents and other persons entitled to special protection under international law
    9.5 Status of the diplomatic courier and the diplomatic bag not accompanied by the diplomatic courier

2.2. Diplomatic Conferences

2.3. Others


3. Commentaries

  • E. Denza, Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 3rd ed., (OUP, 2008)

4. State Practice -> see 1. Practice

  • M.R. Durchslag, State Sovereign Immunity: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution (Praeger, 2002).
  • A. Dickinson, R. Lindsay and J.P. Loonam, State Immunity: Selected Materials and Commentary (OUP, 2004).