44. Unrecognised states in United Kingdom diplomatic and administrative practice.

44.     Unrecognised states in United Kingdom diplomatic and administrative practice.

If the United Kingdom has not recognised a state, it will have no state-to-state dealings with it1 or otherwise treat it as a state. It will not enter into diplomatic negotiations with it2, and it will neither send state-to-state delegations to it3 nor receive them from it4. The consent of an unrecognised state to be bound by a multilateral treaty is treated by the United Kingdom as a nullity5, and where an unrecognised state claims to be established on part of