Those articles of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations1 which are not included in the Diplomatic Privileges Act 19642 do not give rise to rights and duties directly enforceable in the domestic courts of the United Kingdom3. According to these articles, the functions of a diplomatic mission consist inter alia in representing the sending state, protecting its interests and those of its nationals, negotiating with the receiving state, ascertaining conditions there and promoting friendly relations4. There are provisions concerning the appointment and accrediting of the head of the mission5
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