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Unformatted text preview: he improvement of their mutual intercourse. Q: Is the State obliged to maintain diplomatic relations with other States? A: No, as the right of legation is purely consensual. If it wants to, a State may shut itself from the rest of the world, as Japan did until the th
close of the 19 century. However, a policy of isolation would hinder the progress of a State since it would be denying itself of the many benefits available from the international community. Q: Who are the agents of diplomatic intercourse? A: 1. Head of State 2. Foreign secretary or minister 3. Members of diplomatic service 4. Special diplomatic agents appointed by head of the State 5. Envoys ceremonial Q: What is diplomatic corps? A: It is a body consisting of the different diplomatic representatives who have been accredited to the same local or receiving State. It is headed by a doyun de corps, who, by tradition, is the oldest member within the highest rank or, in Catholic countries, the papal nuncio. Q: What are the functions of a diplomatic mission? A: ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 237 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2011 1. Represent sending State in receiving State 2. Protect in receiving State interest of sending State and its nationals 3. Negotiate with government of receiving State 4. Promote friendly relations between sending and receiving States and developing their economic, cultural, and scientific relations 5. Ascertain by all lawful means conditions and developments in receiving State and reporting thereon to government of sending State 6. In some cases, represent friendly governments at their request Q: What are the classes of heads of a diplomatic mission? A: 1. Ambassadors or nuncios accredited to Heads of State and other heads of missions of equivalent rank 2. Envoys ministers and internuncios accredited to heads of State 3. Charge d’ affaires accredited to ministers of foreign affairs Q: Is the receiving State obliged to accept a representative from another State? A: No, the appointment of diplomats is...
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