Details of Treaty No.061

European Convention on Consular Functions
Title European Convention on Consular Functions
Reference CETS No.061
Opening of the treaty Paris, 11/12/1967  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by European States which are not member States
Entry into Force 09/06/2011  - 5 Ratifications.

The Convention sets out certain rules for consular relations between member States, while taking account of the worldwide Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963. It defines the general functions of consuls to protect the rights and promote the interests of their nationals and their country within their district. It also lays down rules for the issue or delivery of documents, the administration of estates and assistance to shipping.

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