The Republic of Azerbaijan on Monday declared two French embassy workers as “personea-non-gratae.” In a press launch, the Azerbaijan Ministry of Overseas Affairs acknowledged that the staff engaged in actions “incompatible with their diplomatic standing,” and in contraction to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The 2 workers have 48 hours to depart the nation.
Beneath the 1961 Vienna Conference of Diplomatic Relations, a state “might at any time and with out having to elucidate its determination,” expel a international diplomatic workers member. The Conference favors expulsion of international diplomatic workers as they’re usually exempt from civil and felony prosecution by the host state. Nonetheless, if a workers member violates the timeframe for departure, they could be reclassified as non-diplomatic and face motion for the alleged conduct.
States usually expel diplomatic workers throughout political or battle conditions. Slovakia just lately expelled Russian diplomats with out an official clarification. Moreover, the US, Germany, France and Italy have expelled important numbers of Russian diplomats in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The French mission to Azerbaijan has not commented on the expulsion.