Clarifying the Application of Provisions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, Regulations

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Regulations Clarifying the Application of Provisions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations

SOR/2002-195FOREIGN MISSIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ACT
Registration 2002-05-23
Regulations Clarifying the Application of Provisions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations
P.C. 2002-827  2002-05-23Whereas the Governor General in Council considers it necessary to clarify, in relation to section 5 of the Foreign Missions and International Organizations ActFootnote a, the application of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.
Return to footnote aS.C. 2000, c. 12, s. 119
Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to section 13Footnote b of the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act, hereby makes the annexed Regulations Clarifying the Application of Provisions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.
Return to footnote bS.C. 1991, c. 41Interpretation

1 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act
Act means the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act. (Loi)
common-law partner
common-law partner means, in relation to an individual, a person who is cohabiting with the individual in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year. (conjoint de fait)
Convention
Convention means the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations set out in Schedule III to the Act. (Convention)

Clarification

2 (1) For the purpose of clarifying, in relation to section 5 of the Act, the application of provisions of the Convention, in particular paragraphs 11(d) and 18(d) and (f) and section 19, the Convention shall be applied in Canada in a manner that extends to common-law partners the treatment afforded to spouses.
(2) For the purpose of clarifying, in relation to section 5 of the Act, the application of provisions of the Convention, the Organization of American States Privileges and Immunities in Canada Order, the International Telecommunication Union Privileges and Immunities Order and subsection 5(1) of the Agence de la Francophonie and the Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie Privileges and Immunities Order, the privileges and immunities accorded under paragraphs 11(d) and 18(d) and (f) and section 19 of the Convention are extended to the spouses and common-law partners of the persons referred to in those provisions.
(3) For the purpose of clarifying, in relation to section 5 of the Act, the application of provisions of the Convention, in particular section 19, the Convention shall be applied in Canada in a manner that extends, to the minor children of a spouse or common-law partner of the persons referred to in that section, the treatment afforded to the minor children of those persons.

Coming into Force

3 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.