Journal article

The precarious position of embassy and consular employees in the United Kingdom

R Garnett

International and Comparative Law Quarterly | Published : 2005


Governments, in their diplomatic and consular establishments abroad, typically employ a wide range of people apart from career diplomats and civil servants. Translators, secretaries, drivers, clerks, technical support staff, librarians and chefs are among the jobs that are commonly performed in embassies and consulates. Significantly, many of these subordinate positions are filled by nationals and residents of the forum State, that is, the country in which the embassy or consulate is located. (By contrast, diplomatic or senior policy positions in the organization will almost always be held by nationals of the sending State.) The sending State, particularly if it is a developing country, will..

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