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The INTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1979

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12.—(1) Except in so far as in any particular case any privilege or immunity is waived by the Government of the Party which they represent, representatives of Parties to the Agreement at meetings called by or held under the auspices of the Organisation 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 official functions and within the limits of their duties, except in respect of a civil action by a third party for damage arising from an accident caused by a motor vehicle or other means of transport belonging to or driven by them, or in respect of a traffic offence involving such a vehicle and committed by them; and

(b)in the exercise of their functions and during their journeys to and from the place of meeting, the like inviolability for all their official papers and documents as is accorded to a diplomatic agent.

(2) Representatives of Signatories of the Operating Agreement at meetings called by or held under the auspices of the Organisation shall in the exercise of their functions and during their journeys to and from the place of meeting enjoy the like inviolability for official papers and documents which are related to the performance of their functions within the scope of the activities of the Organisation as is accorded to a diplomatic agent.

(3) Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall not operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on any member of the family or any member of the official staff of a representative.

(4) Neither this Article nor Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on any person as the representative of the United Kingdom or on any person who is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies.

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