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Title: Consular Notification and Access: Instructions for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement and Other Officials Regarding Foreign nationals in the United States and the Rights of Consular Officials to Assist Them
Corporate Author: US Dept of State
United States of America
Date Published: January 1998
Page Count: 76
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Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The report contains basic and detailed instructions and guidance in the arrest and detention of foreign nationals, ensuring that foreign governments provide appropriate consular services to their nationals in the United States and that the United States complies with its legal obligations to foreign governments.
Abstract: The report addresses the requirements pertaining to a foreign national that is arrested or detained, including the advisement of their rights, the notification process of the consular official, and the consular official’s access to the foreign national in detention. In addition, there are basic steps to be followed upon the arrest or detention of a foreign national, determining the national’s country, if the country is or is not on the mandatory notification list, and law enforcement keeping a written record of the notification process and actions taken. Thirteen translations are provided for two statements made to foreign nationals arrested or detained who do not understand English. Statement 1 is used if consular notification is at the national’s discretion, and Statement 2 is used if consular notification is mandatory. Legal provisions relating to notification and access are reviewed. A listing of foreign embassies and consulates in the United States is also provided.
Main Term(s): International law
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; International agreements; International cooperation; Miranda rights; Right to Due Process; Rights of the accused
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