The diplomatic corps
: corps diplomatique
) is the collective body of foreign diplomats
accredited to a particular country or body.
Diplomatic corps plaque used on some embassies and diplomatic missions
The term is sometimes confused with the collective body of diplomats from
a particular country—the proper term for which is diplomatic service
. The diplomatic corps is not always given any formal recognition by its host country, but can be referenced by official orders of precedence
Diplomatic vehicles in most countries have distinctive diplomatic license plates
, often with the prefix or suffix CD
, the abbreviation for the French corps diplomatique
Doyen of the diplomatic corps
The diplomatic corps may also cooperate amongst itself on a number of matters, including certain dealings with the host government. In practical terms, the doyen of the diplomatic corps may have a role to play in negotiating with local authorities regarding the application of aspects of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
and diplomatic immunity
, such as the payment of certain fees or taxes, since the receiving country is required "not to discriminate between states". In this sense, the doyen has the role of representing the entire diplomatic corps for matters that affect the corps as a whole, although this function is rarely formalized.
- ^ "Order of Precedence in New Zealand" (PDF). Website of the Governor-General of New Zealand. New Zealand Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
- ^ Hyginus Eugene Cardinale, The Holy See and the International Order (ISBN 0-900675-60-8), p. 160. Quote: "The right to precedence of all permanent papal representatives regardless of their title, from 1815-1849 was generally acknowledged and admitted without contestation by the governments of all the European States and of South America, and without any objection being raised by the diplomats accredited to these States, not even on the part of the British envoys. Such, for example, was the case of the internuncios Mgr Francesco Capaccini in Holland (1829-1831), Mgr Pasquale Gizzi (1835-1837) and Mgr Raffaele Fornari (1838-1841) in Belgium, Mgr Antonio Garibaldi in France (1836-1843) and all the papal diplomatic representatives with the title of apostolic delegate and envoy extraordinary in the various South American republics."
- ^ "Regulation of Vienna on the classification of diplomatic agents" (PDF). Yearbook of the International Law Commission (in French). II. 1957. p. 135.
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