22 United Kingdom nationals working under the Antarctic Treaty.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)Where a United Kingdom national who—
(a)is an Antarctic Treaty official, and
(b)is in any part of Antarctica, other than the area mentioned in section 21, for the purpose of exercising his functions as an Antarctic Treaty official,
does or omits to do anything, and that act or omission would have constituted an offence under the law of any part of the United Kingdom if it had taken place in that part, he shall be guilty of the like offence as if the act or omission had taken place in that part, and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(2)In subsection (1) “Antarctic Treaty official” means a person who—
(a)has been designated as an observer by or on behalf of Her Majesty’s government in the United Kingdom in accordance with Article VII of the Antarctic Treaty,
(b)is a scientist who has been exchanged in accordance with Article III(1)(b) of the Antarctic Treaty, or
(c)is a member of the staff accompanying a person such as is mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).