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Received: 07 May 2013
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
1963 VIENNA CONVENTION ON CONSULAR RELATIONS – A SHORT OVERVIEW ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Lopičić Đorđe N. (Beograd), email@example.com
This article presents of short overview of 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations on the occasion of 50th anniversary from its entering into force on 24 April 1963. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations from 1963 is primarily the biggest success of the United Nations concerning the codification of International Consular Law, which was for centuries uncodified. For 50 years since it was adopted, 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations has justified its existence in the international consular practice, since it was adopted by 175 countries. It could not resolve all issues and problems of consular relations and consular matters, but it has done for most important issues. It has its errors, but it has been left to the states in bilateral consular conventions to solve these problems. It was expected that the Convention would adopt complete immunity to consular officers as was done with diplomats, but it was not adopted. The Yugoslav delegation led by Prof. Milan Bartoš made a significant contribution during the preparations for the Conference and at the very Conference in Vienna when the Convention was adopted. In the Yugoslav and Serbian consular practice, the Convention has justified its existence and helped to resolve thousands of consular cases during these 50 years.
Keywords: 1963 United Nations Conference on Consular Relations and Immunities of Vienna, 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations