English translation: receiving state....sending state
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French to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general) / Wife\'s pleadings in Belgian child custody proceedings - quotation from Convention of Vienna on diplomatic immunity
French term or phrase:État accréditaire ... État accréditant
Seeking diplomatic immunity, the defendant in a Belgian child custody case, who has an important diplomatic job, quotes article 31 of the Convention of Vienna.
"... d'une action réelle concernant un immeuble privé situé sur le territoire de l'État accréditaire, à moins que l'agent diplomatique ne le possède pour le compte de l'État accréditant aux fins de la mission;"
Would like confirmation really - can I say "accrediting State" and "accredited State"? Thank you in advance.
Explanation: Here is the text of Article 31:
1. A diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State. He shall
also enjoy immunity from its civil and administrative jurisdiction, except in the case of:
(a) a real action relating to private immovable property situated in the territory of the receiving State,
unless he holds it on behalf of the sending State for the purposes of the mission;
(b) an action relating to succession in which the diplomatic agent is involved as executor, administrator,
heir or legatee as a private person and not on behalf of the sending State;
(c) an action relating to any professional or commercial activity exercised by the diplomatic agent in the
receiving State outside his official functions.
2. A diplomatic agent is not obliged to give evidence as a witness.
3. No measures of execution may be taken in respect of a diplomatic agent except in the cases coming
under sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 of this Article, and provided that the measures
concerned can be taken without infringing the inviolability of his person or of his residence.
4. The immunity of a diplomatic agent from the jurisdiction of the receiving State does not exempt him
from the jurisdiction of the sending State.
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for taking the trouble to find the translation of the Convention - but Penny got there first - the usual Kudoz dilemma!