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Severance Of Diplomatic Or Consular Relations

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The severance of diplomatic or consular relations between parties to a treaty does not affect the legal relations established between them by the treaty except insofar as the existence of diplomatic or consular relations are indispensable for the application of the treaty. Article 63 has been criticised as being of "minor importance" and as having been inserted in the convention ex abundantia cautela. States in their comments at the 1968/1969 Vienna Conference largely confirmed and consolidated the customary basis of the rule and its exception set out in Article 63. Article 63 does not explain how the legal relations will affect the treaty relations between the parties. Thus, any treaty party whose diplomatic or consular relations have been severed will be entitled to invoke such occurrence as a ground for suspending or terminating the treaty according to Articles 65-68.

Keywords: consular relations; convention; diplomatic relations; treaty; Vienna Conference



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