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Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

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Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

International treaty that provides a framework for consular relations between sovereign countries, providing guidance on establishing, maintaining and terminating consular relations, structure of consular posts and privileges and immunities of consular staff, and communication to their nationals in the country. Article 36 of the Convention specifically provides for consular assistance to nationals abroad.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Intergovernmental Organization
Source / Publisher
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).