3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 8020310GNR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.

2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Economic Law
Educational team
C├ędric Van Assche (course titular)
External teachers
Bertold Theeuwes
Activities and contact hours
15 contact hours Lecture
Course Content

The course will address the following topics:

  • Brief historic orientation
  • The Vienna Convention
  • Accreditation, commencement and termination of the diplomatic functions
  • Relations with the host state
  • Premises of the diplomatic missions
  • Inviolability & Immunities
  • Customs & Tax
  • Diplomatic missions
  • Legal, practical and political relevance of the diplomatic mission
Additional info

Study material

A presentation will be made available. 

Complementary study material

The lecturer will provide a list of additional recommended and suggested readings as needed.

Learning Outcomes

General competences

Learning objectives

The course provides an introduction to diplomatic law, and at the end of the course students will:

  • Have a critical understanding and awareness of the legal framework and the political and practical importance of diplomatic law;
  • Be able to make assessments and conduct research in the subject matter;
  • Be able to identify academic and practical issues and developments within diplomatic law


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Written Exam with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation


Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Postgraduate Certificate Economic Diplomacy: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business: Standaard traject