In other words the philippine authorities are under

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: not merely a matter of municipal law for the receiving State is not obliged to accept a representative who is a persona non grata to it. Indeed, there have been cases when duly accredited diplomatic representatives have been rejected, resulting in strained relations between the sending and receiving State. Q: What does persona non grata mean? A: In international law and diplomatic usage, it means a person not acceptable (for reasons peculiar to himself) to the court or government to, which it is proposed to accredit him in the character of an ambassador or minister. Q: What is agreation? A:It is a practice of the States before appointing a particular individual to be the chief of their diplomatic mission in order to avoid possible embarrassment. It consists of two acts: 238 1. 2. The inquiry, usually informal, addressed by the sending State to the receiving State regarding the acceptability of an individual to be its chief of mission; and The agreement, also informal, by which the receiving State indicates to the sending state that such person, would be acceptable. Q: What is a letter of credence? A: This is the document by which the envoy is accredited by the sending State to the foreign State to which he is being sent. It designates his rank and the general object of his mission, and asks that he be received favorably and that full credence be given to what he says on behalf of his State. Q: What is a letter patent? A: The appointment of a consul is usually evidenced by a commission, known sometimes as letter patent or letred’provision, issued by the appointing authority of the sending State and transmitted to the receiving State through diplomatic channels. Q: What are the privileges and immunities of diplomatic representatives? A: 1. Personal inviolability – members of diplomatic mission shall not be liable for any form of arrest or imprisonment 2. Inviolability of premises – premises, furnishings and means of transport shall be immune from search, seizure, attachment or execution. 3....
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online