Diplomatic Relations and Immunities (Amendment) Act, 2006

Publication Date:January 01, 2006
 
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DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS AND IMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT) ACT 2006

2006 Number 10

AN ACT TO AMEND THE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS AND IMMUNITIES ACT 1967 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[12th April 2006]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

S-1 Definition.

1 Definition.

1.— In this Act "Principal Act" means the Diplomatic Relations and Immunities Act 1967 .

S-2 Definitions under Part VIII of Principal Act.

2 Definitions under Part VIII of Principal Act.

2.— Part VIII of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following section for section 39:

"39.— In this Part—

' organisation to which this Part applies ' means an international organisation, community or body standing designated for the time being by order under section 40 of this Act;

' Vienna Convention ' means the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations done at Vienna on the 18th day of April 1961 as set out in the First Schedule to this Act.".

S-3 Amendment of section 40 of Principal Act.

3 Amendment of section 40 of Principal Act.

3.— Section 40 of the Principal Act is amended, in subsection (1), by inserting "(other than inviolability, exemptions, facilities, immunities, privileges or rights not conferred upon, or afforded in relation to, sending states or missions under the Vienna Convention)" after "inviolability, exemptions, facilities, immunities, privileges and rights", and the said subsection (1) as so amended is set out in the Table to this section.

TABLE

(1) The Government may by order designate an international organisation, community or body of which the State or the Government is or intends to become a member to be an organisation to which this Part of this Act applies and may, by the order, make provision for the purposes of section 42 of this Act, as respects inviolability, exemptions, facilities, immunities, privileges and rights (other than inviolability, exemptions, facilities, immunities, privileges or rights not conferred upon, or afforded in relation to, sending states or missions under the Vienna Convention) in relation to the organisation.

S-4 Amendment of section 42A of Principal Act.

4 Amendment of section 42A of Principal Act.

4.— Section 42A (inserted by the Diplomatic Relations and Immunities (Amendment) Act 1976 ) of the Principal Act is amended, in subsection (1), by inserting "(other than inviolability, exemptions, facilities, immunities, privileges or rights not conferred upon, or afforded in relation to, sending states or missions under the Vienna Convention)" after "inviolability, exemptions, facilities, immunities, privileges or rights", and the said subsection (1) as so amended is set out in the Table to this section.

TABLE

(1) The Government may by order make provision to enable—

(a) international organisations, communities or bodies, their institutions or organs and their property, and

(b)...

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