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9. Respect for the local laws and regulations

Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations establishes that it is the duty of all persons enjoying privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. While mission staff may enjoy criminal immunity, the Protocol Department will not accept criminal acts committed by mission staff or their family members. It is in the interest of all concerned to avoid breaches of the law. The following outline of relevant Swedish penal legislation may therefore be relevant.


Protocol Department
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Visiting address Gustav Adolfs torg 1
Address 103 39 STOCKHOLM
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