299. General privileges and immunities of international organisations.

Where an organisation is declared by Order in Council to be one of which the United Kingdom or its government and one or more foreign sovereign powers1, are members, then, to the extent specified by Order in Council, the legal capacities of a body corporate2 and certain immunities and privileges may be conferred on such an organisation. The immunities and privileges which may be conferred are:

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    (1)     immunity from suit and legal process3;

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    (2)     the like inviolability of official archives and premises of the organisation as are accorded under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to a diplomatic mission4;