Persona Non Grata


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Persona Non Grata

 

a Latin term used in diplomacy to refer to a person whose appointment as chief of a diplomatic mission is not approved by the government of the country to which his appointment has been proposed. A diplomatic representative or any other embassy personnel who has been declared an undesirable by the government of the host country is also considered persona non grata.

In accordance with the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a state is not obligated to give a reason for declaring a diplomat persona non grata. Upon receiving the appropriate notice, the accrediting government must recall the diplomat so designated.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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At the same time, Agustin encouraged the LGUs to look into the importance of the declaration of persona non grata against the CTGs and immediately take action on it.
"The US diplomat who has pointed gun at Pakistani police officer can be deported after declaring him persona non grata," The Nation quoted Basit, as saying.
Hawudon Marcos Gonzales, the municipal tribal chieftain of Loreto, said the forum's objective was the 'creation and signing of covenant between the government and the tribal leaders declaring unity for peace and development, and the formal declaration of CPP-NPA as persona non grata in their areas.'
Two local governments in Central Luzon have declared the leaders and members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), as persona non grata (unwelcome person), the first to do so in the region.
This blunder resulted in the expulsion of our Ambassador to Kuwait, Rene (Renato) Villa, who was declared persona non grata by the host government,' the officers added.
According to media reports Barret was arrested on August 6 in a guest house despite being termed persona non grata and expelled in 2011.
Unfortunately Pearl and Danny are persona non grata with the Primrose Hill set after she wrote her book exposing the clan.
'Ang persona non grata ay ginagawa po natin para ipaabot sa kanilang grupo (CPP-NPA) na ang kanilang mga ginagawa ay hindi katanggap-tanggap sa lahat ng tao sa rehiyon (Declaring the CPP-NPA as persona non grata is meant to inform them that their actions are unacceptable to all persons living in the region),' Galvez said during the meeting of RTF-ELCAC III in Pampanga last July.