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. 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[update], it has been ratified by 193 states.
|Signed||18 April 1961|
|Effective||24 April 1964|
|Condition||Ratification by 22 states|
|Parties||193 (as of June 2021)|
|Languages||Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish|
|Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations at Wikisource|