Thursday, September 16, 2010

New US State Department Manual on Consular Notification

For those of you interested in the United States' implementation of its international law obligations with respect to consular notification, you might want to check out the new U.S. State Department Manual on Consular Notification and Access which may be found here.  According to the U.S. State Department's website, the manual explains: "how U.S. state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies, courts, and other competent authorities should handle arrests and detentions, quarantines and other types of non-criminal confinement, airplane crashes, shipwrecks, deaths, serious injuries or illnesses, and the appointment of guardians for foreign nationals."

One of the editors of this blog has recently completed an article on the subject of consular relations law, which will be published this spring in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law.  Interested persons are invited to view it on SSRN here.


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