289. Duration of privileges and immunities.

289.     Duration of privileges and immunities.

A member of a consular post1 enjoys his privileges and immunities from the moment he enters the United Kingdom on proceeding to take up his post or, if already there, from the moment he enters on his duties2. They end when he leaves the country or on the expiry of a reasonable period in which to do so, but they subsist until then even in case of an armed conflict3. With respect to acts performed by a consular officer4 in the exercise of his functions, immunity