The COMMUNICATION FROM the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the June 22. February 1995 was in
The Paris agreement signed between the Czech Republic and the
economic cooperation and development on the privileges, immunities and benefits
conferred on the Organization for economic cooperation and development.
The agreement gave its assent, Parliament of the Czech Republic and the President of the
the Republic has ratified the agreement.
Agreement entered into force on the basis of article 20 on 22 October 2005.
Czech translation of the agreement shall be published at the same time. In English and
the French text of the agreement can be consulted at the Ministry of foreign
between the Czech Republic and the Organization for economic cooperation and development
on the privileges, immunities and benefits granted to the Organization for economic
cooperation and development
Czech Republic and the Organization for economic cooperation and development (hereinafter
"the Contracting Parties"),
Bearing in mind the Memorandum between the Government of the Czech Republic and the
economic cooperation and development concerning the program "partners in
the transformation ", signed by 6. October 1993 in Prague,
taking into account paragraph 25 of the Communiqué adopted by the meetings of the Council of the organisation
for economic cooperation and development at the level of Ministers of 8. June 1994,
requesting a meeting with the Czech Republic in the matter of membership,
taking into account the additional Protocol No. 2 to the Convention on the Organisation for
economic cooperation and development, in particular its paragraph (d)), agreed
on the following:
For the purposes of this agreement:
and) the concept of "Government" means the Government of the Czech Republic;
(b)), the term "organization" means the Organization for economic cooperation and
(c)), the term "officials" refers to the categories of officials, which shall apply
the provisions of the agreement and which are intended by the Secretary-General and transmitted to the
The Council Of The Organisation. The names of the officials included in these categories will be
regularly communicated to the Government of the Czech Republic;
(d)) the concept of "room" indicates the buildings or their parts
permanently or temporarily used for the official purposes of the Organization;
(e)) the concept of "property" refers to all assets, including
funds and assets belonging to the Organization or
held or managed on behalf of the Organisation or Organisations;
(f)), the term "archives" refers to all records and correspondence,
documents and other materials, including tapes and films, sound recordings,
computer software and documents, video tapes and discs, as well as the floppy disks
and tapes containing data owned by the organizations belonging to the Organization
or held by the organization or on behalf of the Organization;
(g)), the term "members" refers to countries or other bodies that are members of the
(h)), the term "nečlenští parties" refers to countries that are not members of the
Organizations or international organizations, which have received the invitation
Organization to participate in the meetings organised by the organizations as observers
or in another position;
even the term "leaders") refers to all delegates, alternates,
consultant, technical experts and Secretaries of delegations;
j) the concept of "meeting organized by the Organization" refers to any meeting of the
the authority of the Organization and any international conference or meeting,
other rallies organized by the organizations.
The Organization shall have legal personality. Is eligible to enter into contracts,
to acquire and dispose of movable and immovable property, appear before the courts.
The Organization and its assets, irrespective of where or by whom it is
held, shall enjoy immunity from every form of legal process except in the
in cases where its immunity explicitly renounces. It is understood, however, that Disclaimer
the immunity does not extend to any measure of execution.
The assets of the Organization, irrespective of where or by whom it is held,
It will not be subjected to the inspections, requisition, confiscation, expropriation or
other interventions on the basis of administrative, judicial or
The room of the Organization shall be inviolable.
The archives of the Organization, and in general all documents belonging to the Organization
or in the possession of the Organization shall be inviolable, regardless of where the
they are located.
Without limitation, any financial controls, regulations or moratorii:
and the organization can hold any) currency and operate accounts in any
(b)), an organization may freely transfer its funds within the territory of the
The Czech Republic, the territory of the Czech Republic to foreign States and foreign
States in the territory of the Czech Republic and exchange any currency in their possession
for any another currency under the conditions applicable to other international
organizations or foreign Governments.
The Organization and its ownership is exempt from:
and any direct taxation); It is understood, however, that the Organization will not be
claim exemption from duties and taxes, whose subject is nothing
other than payment for public services;
(b)), customs duties, prohibitions and restrictions on importation or exportation of goods for
official use with the fact that the imported goods are not sold in the Czech
Republic otherwise than under the conditions agreed with the Government;
(c)), duties, restrictions or bans on the import and export of publications;
(d)) any indirect taxation of goods and services purchased for the official
the need for including taxes, forming part of the price paid for such goods or
services under the conditions in force for the diplomatic mission in the Czech Republic.
As regards the official communication, the Organization provided no
less favourable than the Czech Republic provides any Government,
including its diplomatic missions, in the case of prior rights, fees
and taxes from mail, telegrams, radiogramů, fototelegramů, fax,
phones and other communications services and fees for the publication of the information in the press
and on the. Official correspondence and other official communications of the Organization
is not subject to censorship.
In order for your organization to fully and effectively carry out their duties and fulfil the
its tasks, will be made available to it the necessary public services on the same
the basis and under the same conditions as the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic.
1. the representatives of members and non-member participants accredited to the
The organization or to the meeting organized by the Organization in the performance of their functions
and on the way to the venue of the meeting, and from this place, shall enjoy the privileges
immunities and benefits set out in article IV, paragraph 2(a). 11 and 15 of the Convention on the privileges and
immunities of the UNITED NATIONS from 13. February 1946.
2. In order to ensure that representatives of members and non-member participants
authorities, organizations and meetings organized by the Organizations complete freedom of speech and
independence in the performance of their duties, they will be immunity against legal
sanctions concerning the words of what you've said or written, and all their
conduct in the performance of their duties continue to be accorded notwithstanding
that these people are not representative.
3. The privileges, immunities, and benefits are not representatives of members and non-member
the participants shall be awarded for their personal benefit, but in order to ensure
performance of their functions related to the organization. Member or nonmember
the participant is not only entitled but also obliged to get rid of the immunity of its
Whenever in the opinion of the representative of a member or non-member participant
This immunity hindered the exercise of Justice and this deprivation of immunity
the purpose of this Declaration will not affect the immunity.
Officials Of The Organization:
and shall enjoy immunity from arrest) or custody for their conduct in the performance of
its official functions;
(b) shall enjoy immunity from legal) proceedings in the context of the Act
in the performance of their official functions; This immunity will enjoy even after
termination of his tenure as the staff of the Organization;
(c)) shall be exempt from direct taxes on salaries, benefits and compensation, which
They shall be paid by the Organization;
(d)), together with their wives/husbands and family members are
be exempt from immigration restrictions and aliens registration;
(e)), together with their wives/husbands and family members
in the context of repatriation in the event of an international crisis of the same
benefits as members of diplomatic missions;
(f)) are entitled to import duty-free furniture and effects at the time when the
picked up my functions in the Czech Republic;
g) shall enjoy in relation to the exchange of money and with the obligation to deposit
for goods temporarily imported into the Czech Republic the privileges accorded to
diplomatic agents of comparable rank;
(h)) are for the purpose of communication with the Organizations authorized to use ciphers and
send and receive correspondence and other documents, and the documents by courier
In addition to the privileges, immunities and benefits referred to in article 12 shall enjoy general
the Secretary of the Organization, together with wife/husband and children under
eighteen years of the privileges, immunities and benefits accorded to the head of the diplomatic
The representative of the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General and
their wives/husbands and children under eighteen years of age shall enjoy the privileges,
immunities and be accorded the diplomatic representatives of the comparable
Experts (other than officials) for refueling mission organization, shall enjoy
the privileges, immunities and benefits necessary for the independent performance of their functions after
the duration of their missions, including the time spent on the road
related to their mission. In particular, enjoy:
and immunity from arrest) or detention and seizure of personal baggage;
(b) immunity from legal proceedings) in the context of the words given or
written and all its behaviour in fulfilling its mission; This
immunity will be accorded even after completion of their mission;
(c) inviolability of documents and papers);
(d) rights of use and ciphers) to send and receive correspondence by courier
the post for the purpose of communication with the Organization;
(e)) in connection with the monetary and foreign exchange restrictions and obligations
a deposit for goods temporarily imported into the Czech Republic benefits
accorded to the officials of the Governments of the foreign States with a temporary official
the Mission of the.
The privileges, immunities and facilities shall be accorded to officials and experts in order to
The Organization and not for their personal benefit. The Secretary-General of the
The organization is entitled to and shall be obliged to get rid of an official or expert of immunity,
If, in his opinion, the immunity of an official or expert
in the way of Justice, and that the deprivation of immunity will not be
without prejudice to the interests of the organization. The Secretary-General, the representative of the
the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General shall be authorised to get rid of immunity
The Council Of The Organisation.
The Government shall take all the necessary measures to allow entry or stay
on the territory of the Czech Republic or departure from the Czech Republic, as well as
freedom of movement within its territory of the members and leaders of the non-
the participants, officials and experts of the Organization and other persons invited
Organizations for official purposes.
The Organization will always cooperate with the authorities of the Czech Republic with the aim of
allow the orderly administration of Justice, to ensure the observance of police
regulations and to prevent abuse of the privileges, immunities, exemptions and benefits referred to in
This agreement shall be interpreted and used in the light of its primary purpose,
which is to allow the Organization of full and effective performance of its duties and
the performance of its tasks.
1. the Contracting Parties will attempt to resolve disputes concerning the interpretation and application of
This agreement through negotiation. The negotiations shall be considered exhausted if the Contracting
the parties do not reach agreement within 60 days of the request of one of the parties of the
the opening of negotiations. If the dispute has not been resolved by negotiation, will be at the request of one
of the parties submitted to the Tribunal.
2. the arbitral tribunal shall consist of three arbitrators: one specifies the Czech
Republic, one determines the organisation and a third, who shall be the Chairman of the
the Court shall designate the parties jointly. If the Court will not be drawn up within three months
from the request for arbitration, the appointment of yet unspecified
the arbitration board the President of the International Court of Justice at the request of one of the
of the parties. The Court's decision is final and binding for both parties and will be
taken on the basis of the principles and rules of international law.
This agreement shall enter into force on the date when the Government shall notify the Organization of the
fulfilment of constitutional requirements for the entry into force of this agreement.
This agreement in the period between the date of the signature, and the date of entry into force of the
used to the extent consistent with the laws of the Czech Republic.
Under this agreement, the parties may, as necessary, to conclude
the supplementary agreement.
Drawn up in Paris, 22 December. in February 1995, in two originals, each in the language
the English and French languages, both texts have the same force.
For the Czech Republic:
Marek Had a. r.
Council-Ambassador Chargé d'affaires a. i.
For the Organisation for economic cooperation and development:
Jean-Claude Paye in r.
The Secretary-General of the