Central Treaty Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1962

Publication Date:January 01, 1962
 
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1962No. 1337

DIPLOMATIC AND INTERNATIONAL IMMUNITIES

AND PRIVILEGES

The Central Treaty Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1962

27thJune1962

ARRANGEMENT OF ORDER

PART I — THE ORGANISATION

PART II — REPRESENTATIVES

PART III — OFFICERS

PARTIV — EXPERTS ON MISSIONS

PART V — GENERAL

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of June 1962

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section six of the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Act 1950(a) (hereinafter referred to as "the Act"), and an address has been presented to Her Majesty by each House of Parliament praying that an Order may be made in the terms of the said draft:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers in this behalf conferred on Her by the Act or otherwise in Her Majesty vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

PARTI

THE ORGANISATION

1. The Central Treaty Organisation (hereinafter referred to as the Organisation) is an Organisation of which the United Kingdom and foreign sovereign Powers are members.

2. The Organisation shall have the legal capacities of a body corporate and, except in so far as in any particular case the Secretary-General acting on behalf of the Organisation has expressly waived its immunity, immunity from suit and legal process. No waiver of immunity shall be deemed to extend to any measure of execution.

(a) 14 Geo. 6. c. 14.

3. The Organisation shall have the like inviolability of official archives, and premises occupied as offices as is accorded in respect of the official archives and premises of an envoy of a foreign sovereign Power accredited to Her Majesty.

4. The Organisation shall have the like exemption or relief from taxes-and rates, other than taxes on the importation of goods, as is accorded to a foreign sovereign Power.

5. The Organisation shall have exemption from taxes on the importation of goods directly imported by the Organisation for its official use in the United Kingdom or for exportation, or on the importation of any publications of the Organisation directly imported by it, such exemption to be subject to compliance with such conditions as the Commissioners of Customs and Excise may prescribe for the protection of the Revenue.

6. The Organisation shall have exemption from quantitative restrictions-on importation or exportation in the case of goods directly imported or exported by the Organisation for its official use and in the case of any publications of the Organisation directly imported or exported by it.

PART II

REPRESENTATIVES

7.—(1) Except in so far as in any particular case any immunity or privilege is waived by the State which he represents, any person designated by a Contracting State as its principal permanent representative to the Organisation in the United Kingdom shall enjoy the like immunity from suit and legal process, the like inviolability of residence, and the like exemption or relief from taxes as is accorded to an envoy of a foreign sovereign Power accredited to Her Majesty.

(2) Part IV of the Schedule to the Act shall not operate so as to confer any immunity or privilege on members of the official staff of a principal permanent representative other than, to the extent specified in Article 9 of this Order, official clerical staff.

8.—(1) Except in so far as in any particular case any immunity or privilege is waived by the State which he represents, any representative of a Contracting State to the Council of the Organisation or to any organ, committee or service established by the Council or under its authority,, shall, while present in the United Kingdom for the discharge of his duties, enjoy:—

(a) In respect of words spoken or written and all acts done by him in his official...

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