Diplomatic Action

Diplomatic Action

 

in international law, the totality of actions directed toward the achievement of a certain diplomatic goal and the attainment of a concrete diplomatic task. Diplomatic action is an official statement of action undertaken by the head of state, the government, the department of foreign affairs, diplomatic representatives, or other state organs of foreign relations with respect to some questions of international relations or international law. Diplomatic actions are distinguished by form and by content: in form, they may be expressed in a particular kind of diplomatic document; in content, the action may be a protest, warning, or the like. According to the UN Charter, the content of a diplomatic action may not include the use or threat of force.

Diplomatic etiquette—that is, the observance of different accepted formalities or conventions in manners, the use of a particular language, etc.—plays a large role in the execution of a diplomatic action. Thus, for example, one of the diplomatic languages—considered to be French, English, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese—is employed in a diplomatic action. At the same time, it is customary that one state’s organs of foreign relations accredited in another state use the language of the host state, while the representatives of a foreign state use the language of the state they represent. The system of relations between diplomatic organs and the organs of foreign relations of a host state is very important for diplomatic action. It is established both by the laws of the host state and by international agreements.

I. P. BLISHCHENKO

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A July 30 UN resolution gave Sudan 30-days to take substantive steps to rein in pro-government Arab militias which have terrorised Darfur's African tribes and adequately protect civilians or face economic and diplomatic action.
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The recommendations issued from the 35th Annual Conference of Heads of Diplomatic and Consular Missions will undoubtedly contribute to mark a new start in the Tunisian diplomatic action," he affirmed.
While France supports major diplomatic action in Ukraine, and has criticised Russian involvement in supporting separatists, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian excluded on Wednesday any supply by France of "lethal weapons" to the Ukrainian government, while the US is mulling supplying heavy weapons to Kiev.
The Moroccan official stressed the need to make the utmost use of the current situation in the region after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, which was one of the strongest supporters of the separatists, stressing the importance of diplomatic action and development aid undertaken by Morocco in its relations with several African countries.
MPS have demanded Bahrain take diplomatic action against Russia and China for failing to condemn Syria's crackdown against anti-government protesters.
As for the main elements of the strategy designed to keep up the nation's mobilization and support the untiring efforts of diplomatic service, HM the King insisted on the need to bolster diplomatic action with bold, parallel initiatives to be undertaken by Parliament, political parties, human rights associations, civil society and the media with a view to defending the Kingdom's just cause.

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