Consular Law and Practice

Hardcover | July 3, 2008

byLuke T. Lee J.D., John Quigley

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First published in 1961, Consular Law and Practice is a classic work of great interest and practical use to diplomats, consuls, and international lawyers.When persons are out of their home country, consuls are their link with home and a source of assistance. The roles of consuls are many and varied. Consuls promote commerce between the home country and the host country and assist businesspeople in making contacts and in completing commercialtransactions. Consuls also handle problems that arise for seafarers and merchant shipping vessels of the home country when they are in port in the host country. When a home country citizen dies while in the host country, consuls may facilitate burial or shipment of the remains home, or deal with theperson's estate. Consuls assist individuals arrested on a criminal charge in the host state by visiting them in jail, advising them about the legal system of the host state, and helping to find them a lawyer. If the person is convicted, consuls visit them in prison and may help to secure a transferto a prison in the home country. This fully updated third edition explains consular privileges and immunities and how consular functions are handled in time of peace and war, when the receiving state experiences civil war, or when the sending and receiving states break off diplomatic or consular relations. It provides valuablebackground by describing how consular law developed historically and how it became solidified in 1963 in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. It explores the many bilateral consular treaties which supplement the Vienna Convention, examines the traditional and changing role of consuls,explains diplomatic privileges and immunities, and discusses the function of consuls as ambassadors in cultural and scientific exchange.

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First published in 1961, Consular Law and Practice is a classic work of great interest and practical use to diplomats, consuls, and international lawyers.When persons are out of their home country, consuls are their link with home and a source of assistance. The roles of consuls are many and varied. Consuls promote commerce between th...

Dr. Luke T. Lee, J.D., Ph.D. is an international consultant on consular law and human rights. He has worked for the U.S. State Department and is a Member of rthe UN Group of Governmental Experts on International Co-operation to Avert New Flows of Refugees and a consultant for the WHO, UNESCO, and UNFPA/UNDP. John Quigley is President'...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.72 inPublished:July 3, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829851X

ISBN - 13:9780198298519

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Table of Contents

Part i. Introduction1. Historical Evolution2. Definitions3. ClassificationPart ii. Consular Relations in General4. Consular Relations and Consular Posts5. Acquisition of Consular Status6. Termination of Consular StatusPart iii. Consular Functions7. Consular Functions8. Protection of Nationals9. Nationals Charged with Criminal Offences10. Passport and Visa11. Notarial and Registration Services12. Marriage and Divorce13. Estate Functions14. Extradition and Civil Procedure15. Informational, Cultural, Scientific, and Tourist Functions16. Shipping17. Promotion and Protection of Trade18. Child Abduction19. Refugees20. Protection of Other Non-NationalsPart iv. Privileges and Immunities21. Privileges and Immunities22. Facilities23. Inviolability of Consular Premises24. Writs of Process25. Consular Archives and Documents26. Freedom of Movement27. Consular Communications28. Protection and Inviolability of Consuls29. Immunity from Local Jurisdiction: The Functional Approach30. Immunity from Local Jurisdiction: The Diplomatic Approach31. Immunity from Local Jurisdiction: Road Traffic Matters32. Liability to Give Evidence33. Social Legislation and Civic Service34. Exemption from TaxationPart v. Honorary Consuls35. Honorary ConsulsPart vi. Consuls, Diplomats, and the United Nations36. Consuls as Diplomats37. Diplomats as Consuls38. Consuls and the United Nations39. Performance of Consular Functions by Other OfficialsPart vii. Conclusions40. Relations between the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Other Treaties41. Settlement of Disputes42. Signature and Accession43. ConclusionsAppendices1. Recent Consular Treaties2. The United Nations Conference on Consular Relations3. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations4. The European Convention on Consular Functions

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`...successfully touches on virtually every aspect of consular law and practice...an interesting overview of the field and a useful reference work for all whose work concerns either services to nationals abroad or commercial dealings with consular officials...'The American Journal of International Law