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One of the functions of the embassy is to promote exports from its home country. In fact many have a specific position for this: Commercial attaché Consulate or embassy staff-member specializing in business and trade matters. His or her main job is to promote export from the home country and usually also includes procurement of food stuff and raw ...


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Basically, the President has to nominate a new ambassador and the Senate has to confirm the nomination. Article II Section 2 of the US Constitution states: [The president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the ...


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Yes and No, it depends what you mean by achieving "their goal". If you mean were the eventual aims of the protestors reached, most certainly yes. Protests against the Vietnam war, ending apartheid in South Africa, and independence for Ireland. If you mean by the fact that a government immediately changed its position following an attempt to lobby its ...


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in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations it is stated in article 22 that The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. So any attempts to extract someone from the embassy by any forces of the hosting state are a breach of international law. In the same article it is stated that the receiving State is under a special duty to take all ...


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Ambassadorships are amazing jump-off points for private-sector jobs, as it garners hundreds of useful contacts (usually of people who want an 'in' to the US market) from the fastest-growing economy in the world. Huntsman turned his Ambassadorship into a stint as CEO of Ford to help with lowering costs due to Asian parts and techniques. Baucus didn't ...


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A "corporate embassy" doesn't have anything to do with a "government embassy". While a government embassy represents a government in a foreign country, a corporate embassy represents a corporation in a foreign country. A corporate embassy does not enjoy any special protection under the Vienna Convention. Legally speaking, it is usually just a branch office ...


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No, a diplomatic bag with a person inside of it is not inviolable because it is not considered a diplomatic bag. Article 27 of the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations covers the protection of diplomatic correspondence, with sections 3 and 4 being the most relevant here: 3.The diplomatic bag shall not be opened or detained. 4.The packages ...


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Yes, they have described the event as a grave terrorist attack by dissidents. According to The Guardian: In its first official comment on the raid, North Korea suggested Washington’s possible involvement and called on Spanish authorities to bring the “terrorists and their wire-pullers to justice”. “A grave terrorist attack occurred on February ...


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Does Persona-non-Grata apply to embassies' physical premises? It affects "diplomatic agents", it does not affect "premises of the mission". It applies regardless of the location of the "diplomatic agent": whether or not within any "premises of the mission"; whether or not within the receiving State. Does [the] Vienna Convention's Article 22 prevent [the ...


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I suspect the Vienna Convention may not apply to the UN Headquarters. However the UN Headquarters Agreement unsurprisingly does, and this treaty contains some specific language which amounts to much the same thing as the conditions you quote, applied to the whole headquarters district. Section 9(a) The headquarters district shall be inviolable. Federal, ...


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SHORT ANSWER Yes there was. You can see it in this fact sheet. in 2002, in anticipation of increased funding, OBO developed a design prototype of a standard embassy, modeled after the recently completed U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda. That design incorporated all the Department’s security, code, and functional standards and requirements. There ...


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In addition to the rules laid out by msebas, there are several other relevant provisions of the Vienna Convention. For starters, the sending state can't unilaterally declare any citizen of the receiving state a member of the diplomatic delegation (which could otherwise be abused in cases of kidnapping or asylum): Members of the diplomatic staff of the ...


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TL;DR Assange could be arrested if he left the embassy, even in the case of an emergency Firstly, Assange is still liable to be arrested if he leaves the embassy: Julian Assange can still be detained police if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, a judge has ruled after refusing to cancel a long-standing arrest warrant. Source: The Independent ...


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Entering an embassy is normally easy, you just go through their security measures at the door and enter. (It may be difficult for a fugitive to travel to an asylum, but that is beyond the scope of the question) Claiming asylum in an embassy is rare, It is sometimes seen in China that dissidents will ask for protection at the US Embassy in Beijing. On ...


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TLDR: a host country must consent to the existence of any type of diplomatic mission in its territory (this includes the representative offices). This includes countries or regions not officially recognized by the host nation (typically called a De Facto Embassy). If the mission is not recognized then it is, for all intents and purposes, illegal. Notorious ...


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There are two pertinent clauses in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to a nationality. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including their own, and to return Now, while the UDHR is not binding international law, it does describe a set of international norms and principles, some of which are codified into ...


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Officially, 455 Russian diplomats were active in the US before the March 2018 expulsion. "Moscow retaliated by giving the US the deadline to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, matching the number of Russian diplomats left in the US after Washington expelled 35 Russians in December." — The Guardian, 30 July 2017 (highlight mine).


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Coincidence? I don't think there's a single reason: Huntsman was a diplomat before becoming a politician; Baucas had already decided to quit the Senate before taking the job; and Branstad was nearing retirement. Being ambassador arguably confers less power, but there is a sense in which it's an easier job and you don't need to win an election. The ...


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I think the long delay is due to bureaucratic/political process. First, the president must nominate someone for the post; he will either ask the US Department of State for a list of candidates that will fit the job (career diplomats) , or just select someone (political appointment). The candidate must then be confirmed by the US senate; depending on the ...


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TL;DR While Assange could legally be arrested if he left the embassy, even in the case of an emergency, in reality, he probably wouldn't be arrested in that situation. Long Answer Do the standard diplomatic protections that would apply to an embassy apply if the embassy has to evacuate due to a similar, temporary circumstance? For example, ...


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Step 1: Donate millions of dollars to the candidate of your choice. Step 2: Hope your candidate wins. Step 3: Get nominated as ambassador. Helpful hint: Read the Wikipedia entry for your country before your Senate confirmation hearings. Note: The more money you give, the nicer the country you can be ambassador to.


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If you mean EU institution, probably no. The EU doesn't issue travel advisories either, that's left to the member states: The foreign ministries of the EU Member States are responsible for providing travel advice to their citizens. In emergencies, this advice may change frequently. The European Commission is not responsible for the accuracy of the travel ...


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I think there's no special rule for the State Department cables. The general rules are: Executive Order 13526 establishes the mechanisms for most declassifications, within the laws passed by Congress. The originating agency assigns a declassification date, by default 10 years. After 25 years, declassification review is automatic with nine narrow ...


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If you google or bing "embassies in Syria", the first listing is: List of diplomatic missions in Syria - Wikipedia On that page you will find the list of embassies in Damascus along with status information, including embassies that are closed and the year they closed.


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