Sovereigns, Embassies and Consulates
We understand what it is like for an ambassador to receive a phone call from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about a citizen having a problem in his or her host country, because we have been the next phone call that ambassador has made. We help sovereigns, embassies and consulates, as well as their citizens, respond to and handle crises and emergencies.
Capabilities and Resources
- Embassy and Consulate Consulting
- Consular Emergencies
- Law Enforcement Liaison
- Reputational Crisis Management
- Response to and Management of International Incidents
- Response to Investigations, Arrests and Prosecutions in Foreign Jurisdictions and Related Litigation Consulting
Development of a Crisis Response and Crisis Management Program
In diplomatic crises and consular emergencies, time is a factor. We developed a system that involved rapid response to diplomatic crises or consular emergencies anywhere; ensured that the right lawyers, investigators, experts and consultants were being engaged; and made sure that cases were being effectively managed. The system improved response times, which then improved the handling of cases, which in turn improved results. The system also made the necessary information available to the relevant departments within the embassy and the appropriate ministries at home.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS PILOT PROJECT
Cases involving international students are occasionally serious enough to rise to the level of the embassy’s attention. We developed a pilot project to prevent problems, protect students and better respond to incidents.