Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations is an international treaty signed on April 24 of 1963 which codifies consular practices that developed through international law customary, several bilateral and regional treaties few. Entered into force internationally on March 19 of 1967 .

The Convention lists among the basic rights and duties of States Parties as follows:

the establishment and conduct of consular relations by mutual consent, and
the privileges and immunities of consular officers and consular laws in the face of the “receiving State” (the country where the foreign consular).

In particular, Article 36 of the Convention provides that:

local authorities should, without delay, inform the consular foreign arrest or detention of individual nationality of the latter, at the request of the individual;
local authorities are obliged to inform the arrested or detained foreign law above;
consular officers have the right to visit a national who is arrested or detained with him and talk and meet.

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations is an international treaty signed on April 24, 1963 which codifies consular practices that developed through customary international law, several bilateral and regional treaties few. Entered into force internationally on 19 March 1967.

The Convention lists among the basic rights and duties of signatory states the following:

the establishment and conduct of consular relations by mutual consent, and the privileges and immunities of consular officers and consular laws in the face of the “receiving State” (the country where the foreign consular).

In particular, Article 36 of the Convention provides that:

local authorities should, without delay, inform the consular foreign arrest or detention of individual nationality of the latter, at the request of the individual, local authorities are obliged to inform the arrested or detained foreign law above; consular officers have the right to visit a national who is arrested or detained with him and talk and meet.

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