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This chapter deals with diplomatic privileges and immunities, normally accorded to officials representing states, such as diplomatic agents and international privileges and immunities, generally accorded representatives of international governmental organisations through multilateral and bilateral Status-of Forces Agreements (SOFAs) treaties. The law on diplomatic privileges and immunities is well established in customary international law. The principle of inviolability of diplomatic agents is generally regarded to be at the core of diplomatic law. Personnel representing international governmental organisations are endowed with privileges and immunities similar to those of diplomatic personnel, but different in nature. In 1956, when the first UN peacekeeping operation was launched, the UN forces involved were present with the consent of the host nation, but they were intended to play a more active role than traditionally visiting forces had played in the past.

Keywords: customary international law; diplomatic agents; diplomatic privileges; international governmental organisations; international privileges; Status-of Forces Agreements (SOFAs); UN peacekeeping operation



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