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The INTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1979

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PART IVARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS

13.—(1) Except in so far as in any particular case any privilege or immunity is waived by the Board of governors of the Organisation, members of an arbitral tribunal participating in arbitration proceedings in accordance with Annex C of the Agreement shall enjoy, in the exercise of their functions and during their journeys to and from the place of meeting:

(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)the like inviolability for all their official papers and documents as is accorded to a diplomatic agent.

(2) Except in so far as in any particular case any privilege or immunity is waived by the Board of Governors of the Organisation, witnesses before an arbitral tribunal participating in arbitration proceedings in accordance with Annex C of the Agreement shall enjoy, in the exercise of their functions, and during their journeys to and from the place of meeting:

(a)the like immunity from suit and legal process and the like inviolability for official papers and documents as is described in paragraph 1(a) and (b) of this Article; and

(b)unless they are permanently resident in the United Kingdom, exemption from the provisions of section 3(1) of the Immigration Act 1971.

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