The new edition of this classic work revises and examines the diplomatic practice of the last thirty years. It provides a comprehensive analysis of all areas of diplomacy, including its history, diplomatic immunities, and features new sections on international organisations and terrorism, making it an indispensable guide for anyone in the field.
Satow's Diplomatic Practice is a classic work, first published 90 years ago and revised four times since. This is the first revised edition for thirty years, during which time the world and diplomacy have changed almost beyond recognition. The new edition provides an enlarged and updated section on the history of diplomacy and revises comprehensively the practice of diplomacy and the corpus of diplomatic and international law since the end of the Cold War. It traces the substantial expansion in numbers both of sovereign states and international and regional organisations and features detailed chapters on diplomatic privileges and immunities, diplomatic missions and consular matters. It also examines new forms of diplomacy from the work of NGOs to the use of secret envoys and commercial security firms, and the book highlights the impact of international terrorism on the life and work of a diplomat. Satow is an indispensable guide for anyone working in or studying the field of diplomacy.
I DIPLOMACY IN GENERAL; 1. Diplomacy - a short history; 2. Ministers for Foreign Affairs; 3. Titles, precedence and ceremonial; 4. Language, forms and means of diplomatic intercourse; 5. Credentials and full powers; II DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS; 6. Legal Framework and Functions of Diplomatic Missions; 7. Formal Aspects of Diplomatic Relations; III DIPLOMATIC PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES; 8. Privileges and Immunties of Diplomatic Missions; 9. Privileges and Immunities of diplomatic agents; 10. Families, junior staff and local nationals; 11. Diplomatic agents in third states; 12. Privileges and immunities of the head of a foreign state and ministers; 13. Special Missions; IV DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS; 14. The diplomatic corps; 15. Persona non grata, breach of relations and other endings to appointments and missions; 16. Protection of Interests; 17. Protection of embassies and diplomats from terrorist and other attacks; V CONSULAR MATTERS; 18. The appointment of Consuls; 19. Functions, privileges and immunities of consuls; 20. Consular access and protection; VI INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS; 21. Legal Framework for multilateral diplomacy; 22. The UN - Its life and work including evolution of international law and peaceful settlement of international disputes; 23. The UN - I The Charter and its operation; 24. The UN - II Specialised Agencies, regional commissions and special bodies; 25. The UN - III The International Court of Justice; 26. The UN - IV International War Crimes Tribunals and the ICC; 27. The WTO, OECD, IMF and IBRD; 28. The EU (Internal Matters); 29. The EU (External Relations); 30. Other international and regional organisations Commonwealth, CIS, Francophonie, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe, OAS, ASEAN, AU, Arab League, OIS; VII ALTERNATIVE AND NON-STATE DIPLOMACY; 31. Non-governmental organisations; 32. Secret diplomacy, religious diplomacy and business-orientated diplomatic advisers; VIII INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS; 33. Congresses and conferences; 34. Treaties and other international instruments - I General Definition. Resolutions of the UN General Assembly; 35. Treaties and other international instruments - II Pact, Constitution, Charter, Statute, Regulations, Concordat, Additional Articles; 36. Treaties and other international instruments - III Act, General Act, Final Act, Modus Vivendi, Compromis d'Arbitrage; 37. Treaties and other international instruments - IV Ratification, Accession, Acceptance and Approval; 38. Treaties and other international instruments - V Reservations, Notice of Termination and Registration; IX ENVOI; 39. Advice to Diplomats; APPENDIX I; Definition and terms; APPENDIX II; Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations and on the Law of Treaties