Dr Felicity Gerry QC and Fahrid Chishty Advise Diplomatic Mission on the Vienna Convention 1963

Published: 26th August 2022

Dr Felicity Gerry QC and Fahrid Chishty were instructed by a diplomatic mission in London to advise on the parameters of disclosure under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963.

The matter concerned the scope of Articles 5 and 37 of the Convention in relation to the vulnerable nationals of a Sending State based in the jurisdiction of a Receiving State.

Dr Gerry and Fahrid delivered detailed written advice which assessed the rights and responsibilities of diplomats and consular officials in relation to disclosure under domestic, diplomatic and international law.

They were praised for their diligent, discrete and expedient work.