Privileges And Immunities (International Committee Of The Red Cross) Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Cap 402 - PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES (INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS) ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 402 PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES (INTERNATIONAL
COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS) ORDINANCE

Gazette Number Version Date


Long title 30/06/1997


To grant privileges and immunities in Hong Kong to the International Committee of the Red Cross and its delegates,
and for connected purposes.

(Enacted 1989)


[14 July 1989]

(Originally 36 of 1989)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Privileges and Immunities (International Committee of the Red Cross)
Ordinance.

(Enacted 1989)

Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"committee" (委員會) means the International Committee of the Red Cross;
"delegate" (代表) means a person appointed by the International Committee of the Red Cross as a member of its

regional delegation in Hong Kong.
(Enacted 1989)


Section: 3 Privileges and immunities 30/06/1997


(1) The committee has the privileges and immunities set out in Schedule 1.
(2) A delegate has the privileges and immunities set out in Schedule 2.

(Enacted 1989)

Section: 4 Evidence L.N. 362 of 1997 01/07/1997


Where a question arises as to whether or not a person is entitled to a privilege or immunity under this Ordinance,
a certificate issued by the Chief Secretary for Administration stating a fact relevant to that question is conclusive
evidence of that fact.

(Amended L.N. 362 of 1997)
(Enacted 1989)


Schedule: 1 PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF THE

COMMITTEE
30/06/1997



[section 3]


1. The committee is immune from suit and legal process for things done or omitted to be done in the course of the
performance of official duties.

2. The committee's archives, documents and premises occupied as offices are inviolable.

3. The committee's premises occupied as offices and residences of delegates are exempt from taxes and rates, but
the exemption does not affect the liability of any other person to pay taxes or rates in relation to those premises.



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4. The committee is exempt from duties and taxes on the importation of goods directly imported by it for its official
use in Hong Kong or for exportation, or on the importation of its publications directly imported by it, subject to
compliance with conditions that the Commissioner of Customs and Excise may prescribe for the protection of
revenue.

5. The committee is exempt from prohibitions and restrictions on importation or exportation of goods directly
imported or exported by it for its official use and of its publications directly imported or exported by it.

(Enacted 1989)

Schedule: 2 PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF A DELEGATE 30/06/1997


[section 3]


1. (1) A delegate is immune from suit and legal process for things done or omitted to be done in the course of the
performance of official duties.

(2) Subparagraph (1) does not apply in the case of a civil action by a third party for damages arising from a
traffic accident in Hong Kong.


2. A delegate is exempt from salaries tax for emoluments received as a delegate of the committee.

(Enacted 1989)

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