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Political Law

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2008 Political Law and Public International Law

Personal Review Notes (taken from various sources: Sandoval lectures, Nachura, Bernas, Cruz, Agpalo, SBC & SSC-R
review materials, www.pinoylaw.net, etc.)

Ma. Luisa Angeles Ramos

6.Other privileges—includes freedom of movement and travel in the territory of
receiving state; exemption from all personal services and military obligations; the
use of the flag and emblem of the sending state on the diplomatic premises and
the residence and means of transport of the head of mission.
Duration: The privileges are enjoyed by the envoy from the moment he enters the
territory of the receiving state, and shall cease the moment he leaves the country, or on
expiry; with respect to official acts—immunity shall continue indefinitely. These
privileges are available even in transit, when travelling through a 3rd

State on the way to

or from the receiving state.

Waiver of Immunities-

1.Diplomatic immunities can be waived, but the waiver cannot be made by the
individual concerned since such immunities are not personal to him.
2.Waiver may be made only by the government of the sending state if it concerns
the immunities of the head of mission.
3.In other cases, the waiver may be made either by the government or by the chief
of mission.
4.Waiver of this privilege, however, does not include waiver of the immunity in
respect of the execution of judgment; a separate waiver of the latter is necessary.

Termination of diplomatic mission:

4.Abolition of office
5.Recall of the sending State
6.Dismissal by the receiving state
8.Extinction of the State

A state agent residing abroad for various purposes but mainly in the interest
of commerce and navigation.

1.Consules missi—professional and career consuls, nationals of the appointing


2.Consul electi—selected by the appointing state either from its own citizens or
from among nationals abroad

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