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The International Cocoa Organization (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1975

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14.—(1) Except in so far as in any particular case any privilege or immunity is waived by the Government of the Member country or by the intergovernmental organisation whom they represent, representatives of Member countries of the Organization, and of intergovernmental Organisations participating in the International Cocoa Agreement, 1972 in accordance with Article 4 thereof or a corresponding article in any succeeding agreement, shall enjoy:—

(a)immunity from suit and legal process in respect of things done or omitted to be done by them in the exercise of their functions, except in the case of a motor traffic offence committed by a representative or in the case of damage caused by a motor vehicle belonging to or driven by him;

(b)while exercising their functions and during their journeys to and from the place of meetings convened by the Organization, the like immunity from personal arrest or detention and the like inviolability for all their official papers and documents as is accorded to a diplomatic agent;

(c)while exercising their functions and during their journeys to and from the place of meetings convened by the Organization, the like exemptions and privileges in respect of their personal baggage as, in accordance with Article 36 of the 1961 Convention Articles, are accorded to a diplomatic agent.

(2) Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall not operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on the official staff of representatives other than alternate representatives.

(3) Neither the provisions of the preceding paragraphs of this Article nor those of Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on any person as the representative or alternate representative of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom or on any person who is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies.

(4) Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall not operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on families of representatives or alternate representatives.

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