Tag Archives: Vienna Convention (1961)

PW Botha, police spies, and the South African Embassy Picket Campaign 1984

In June 1984, President PW Botha of South Africa was expected in Britain for talks with Margaret Thatcher. His tour of Europe that summer was intended to promote ‘constructive engagement’ with the apartheid regime (rather than sanctions) and stave of … Continue reading

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Contesting the peace and dignity of the apartheid embassy

Throughout the 1980s the South African Embassy in London regularly complained to the British Government about anti-apartheid protests outside its premises.  In December 1987, staff at the embassy wrote to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office twice in one day to … Continue reading

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