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DIPLOMATIC AND INTERNATIONAL IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES
29th July 1955
Coming into Operation
On a date to be notified in the London Gazette
At the Court at Goodwood House, the 29th day of July, 1955
The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas by Section 1 of the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Act, 1950, (hereinafter referred to as the Act) it is enacted:
That the provisions of this Section shall apply to any organisation declared by Order in Council to be an organisation of which the United Kingdom (or Her Majesty's Government therein) and one or more foreign sovereign Powers (or the Government or Governments thereof) are members;
That Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, provide that any organisation to which this Section applies shall, to such extent as may be specified in the Order, have the immunities and privileges set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to the Act, and shall also have the legal capacities of a body corporate;
And Whereas Article VI of the Agreement for the Establishment of the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara (hereinafter referred to as the Agreement), which was signed at London on the eighteenth day of January, 1954, provides for the granting to the Commission of such legal capacity as may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes;
And Whereas Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom have ratified the Agreement;
And Whereas a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament in accordance with Section 6 of 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:
1. The Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) is an organisation of which Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the Governments of foreign sovereign Powers are members.
2. The Commission shall have the legal capacities of a body corporate.
3. This Order may be cited as the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges of the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara) Order, 1955. It shall come into operation on the date when the Agreement enters into force for the United Kingdom. This date shall be notified in the London Gazette. And the Right Honourable Harold Macmillan, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, is to give the necessary directions herein.
W. G. Agnew
This Order confers on the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara the legal capacities of a body corporate, the grant of which is required by Article VI of the Agreement for the Establishment of the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara (Cmd. 9066).
The Order will not come into operation until the Agreement enters into force with respect to the United Kingdom. This date will, under the provisions of the Order, be notified in the London Gazette.