Wagner, N., H. Raasch & T. Pröpstl; updated and revised by C. Oelfke, Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961 : Commentaries on Practical Application, 2018


Even over 50 years after its entry into force, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 remains as important as ever and enjoys a high level of acceptance worldwide. Over 190 states have acceded to the Convention and apply its provisions in their daily diplomatic work. These comprehensively revised and updated commentaries provide those who apply the law with practical explanations on the Vienna Convention’s provisions. Key topics such as diplomatic immunity, the inviolability of the diplomatic mission and the protection of diplomatic couriers are addressed here in detail, with particular regard to German legislation and jurisprudence on such issues. The commentaries are rounded off by comprehensive information derived from the day-to-day work of the Federal Foreign Office and other foreign services.
Keywords: Convention, Vienna, Legislation, Immunity, Department for Foreign Affairs, International Law, Relations, Human Rights, Diplomacy, Commentary