Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 is an international treaty that defines a framework for diplomatic relations between independent countries.[2] It specifies the privileges of a diplomatic mission that enable diplomats to perform their function without fear of coercion or harassment by the host country. This forms the legal basis for diplomatic immunity. Its articles are considered a cornerstone of modern international relations. As of June 2020, it has been ratified by 193 states.[1]

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
Ratifications of the convention
  Parties
  Non-parties
Signed18 April 1961
LocationVienna
Effective24 April 1964
ConditionRatification by 22 states
Signatories60[1]
Parties193[1] (as of June 2021)
DepositaryUN Secretary-General
LanguagesChinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
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