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The INTELSAT (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1979

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14.  Except in so far as in any particular case any privilege or immunity is waived by the Director General of the Organisation or, in the case of the Director General, by the Board of Governors, officers of the Organisation who hold regular or fixed-time appointments of a minimum of one year and who are employed on a full-time basis within the Organisation, other than persons in the domestic service 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;

(b)unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies or permanently resident in the United Kingdom, exemption from income tax in respect of salaries and emoluments received by them as officers of the Organisation;

provided that nothing in this sub-paragraph shall be interpreted as precluding such salaries and emoluments from being taken into account for the purpose of assessing the amount of taxation to be applied to income from other sources; and

(c)unless they are citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies or permanently resident in the United Kingdom, the like exemption from duties and taxes on the importation of furniture and personal effects (including one motor car each) which—

(i)at or about the time when they first enter the United Kingdom to take up their posts as officers of the Organisation are imported for their personal use, and

(ii)are articles which were in their ownership or possession or which they were under contract to purchase, immediately before they so entered the United Kingdom,

as in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 36 of the 1961 Convention Articles is accorded to a diplomatic agent.

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