Embassy Protection Collective!

An Interview with Prof. Alfred de Zayas


I interview Alfred de Zayas, former UN special rapporteur, professor of international law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, about the status of the Embassy of Venezuela, Washington DC. Is the Embassy Protection Collective within its rights to occupy the building?

Vienna Convention
Article 22

1. The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission.

2. The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the mission or impairment of its dignity.

3. The premises of the mission, their furnishings and other property thereon and the means of transport of the mission shall be immune from search, requisition, attachment or execution.

Photo: Embassy of Venezuela, Washington DC
Date: April 24, 2019
Source: Alex Rubinstein, Journalist with MintPress News
Used with Permission