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  •  (1) The following officials are designated under paragraph 5(1)(g) of the Act:

    • (a) the Director-General and any other official of UNESCO who holds a position equivalent to the position of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents;

    • (b) all other officials of UNESCO who are not designated under subsection 12(1).

  • (2) Designated officials have the privileges and immunities set out in section 18 of Article V of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities to the extent that they are specified in this section.

  • (3) Designated officials shall

    • (a) be immune from legal process in respect of words spoken or written and all acts performed by them in their official capacity;

    • (b) if they are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be exempt from taxation on the salaries and emoluments paid to them by UNESCO;

    • (c) be immune, together with their spouses and relatives dependent on them, from immigration restrictions and alien registration;

    • (d) be immune from national service obligations;

    • (e) be given, together with their spouses and relatives dependent on them, the same repatriation facilities in time of international crisis as diplomatic envoys;

    • (f) be accorded the same privileges in respect of exchange facilities as are accorded to the officials of comparable ranks forming part of diplomatic missions to the Government of Canada; and

    • (g) have the right to import free of duty their furniture and effects at the time of first taking up their post in Canada.

  • (4) Privileges and immunities are granted to designated officials in the interests of UNESCO and not for the personal benefit of the individuals themselves.

  • (5) The Director-General has the right and the duty to waive the immunity of any designated official in any case where, in the opinion of the Director-General, the immunity would impede the course of justice and can be waived without prejudice to the interests of UNESCO.

Experts

  •  (1) Experts who perform missions for UNESCO are designated under paragraph 5(1)(h) of the Act and have the privileges and immunities set out in Article VI of the Convention on Privileges and Immunities to the extent that they are specified in this section.

  • (2) Designated experts performing missions for UNESCO shall be accorded such privileges and immunities as are necessary for the independent exercise of their functions during the period of their missions, including the time spent on journeys in connection with their missions. In particular they shall be accorded

    • (a) immunity from personal arrest or detention and from seizure of their personal baggage;

    • (b) in respect of words spoken or written and acts done by them in the course of the performance of their mission, immunity from legal process of every kind;

    • (c) inviolability for all papers and documents;

    • (d) for the purpose of their communications with UNESCO, the right to use codes and to receive papers or correspondence by courier or in sealed bags;

    • (e) the same facilities in respect of currency or exchange restrictions as are accorded to representatives of foreign governments on temporary official missions; and

    • (f) the same immunities and facilities in respect of their personal baggage as are accorded to diplomatic envoys.

  • (3) The immunity from legal process described in paragraph (2)(b) continues to be enjoyed notwithstanding that the persons concerned are no longer employed on missions for UNESCO.

  • (4) Privileges and immunities are granted to designated experts in the interests of UNESCO and not for the personal benefit of the individuals themselves.

  • (5) The Director-General has the right and the duty to waive the immunity of any designated expert in any case where, in the opinion of the Director-General, the immunity would impede the course of justice and can be waived without prejudice to the interests of UNESCO.

Coming into Force

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

 
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