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X.2. Inter-american Convention on Diplomatic Asylum

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This chapter deals with the Inter-American Convention on Diplomatic Asylum. Asylum granted in legations, war vessels, and military camps or aircraft, to persons being sought for political reasons or for political offenses shall be respected by the territorial State In accordance with the provisions of this Convention. For the purposes of this Convention, a legation is any seat of a regular diplomatic mission, the residence of chiefs of mission, and the premises provided by them for the dwelling places of asylees when the number of the latter exceeds the normal capacity of the buildings. War vessels or military aircraft that may be temporarily in shipyards, arsenals, or shops for repair may not constitute a place of asylum. The present Convention shall be open for signature by the Member States of the Organization of American States and shall be ratified by the signatory states in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures.

Keywords: diplomatic asylum; Inter-American Convention; military aircraft



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