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1(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council confer on the ICC the legal capacities of a body corporate.

(2)Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide that—

(a)the ICC,

(b)the judges, the Prosecutor, the Deputy Prosecutors and the Registrar [F1and members of their families who form part of their households,]

(c)the Deputy Registrar, the staff of the Office of the Prosecutor and the staff of the Registry, F2. . .

(d)counsel, experts, witnesses and other persons involved in proceedings of the ICC, [F3and]

[F4(e)persons attending meetings of the Assembly (including persons attending such meetings as observers and persons invited to such meetings),]

shall have such privileges and immunities as, in the opinion of Her Majesty, are or will be required for giving effect to the ICC Statute or any related agreement to which the United Kingdom, or Her Majesty’s government in the United Kingdom, is or will be a party.

[F5(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(e) “the Assembly” means the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC statute (and includes the subsidiary organs of that Assembly).]

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I1Sch. 1 para. 1 wholly in force at 1.9.2001; Sch. 1 para. 1 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 82; Sch. 1 para. 1 in force for specified purposes at 13.6.2001 and otherwise 1.9.2001 by S.I. 2001/2161, arts. 2, 3 (as amended (25.6.2001) by S.I. 2001/2304, art. 2)

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