1 Before it became part of customary international law and was made the object of a multilateral convention, consular law was governed by bilateral agreements determining the status of consular posts as well as consular functions, which are commonly referred to as consular treaties. Such treaties have become of less practical importance following the entry into force of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) (‘VCCR’). Yet, irrespective of the fact that treaties entered into before the VCCR have remained in force, and that some States still conclude...
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