Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, 1965
- Commenced on 4 June 1965
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act.
3. Application of the Vienna Convention
4. Immunities, privileges and capacities of certain international organisations and persons connected therewith
5. Immunities and privileges of judges of, and suitors to, the International Court of Justice
6. Diplomatic immunities of representatives attending international conferencesWhere a conference is held in Zambia and is attended by the representatives of the Government and the government or governments of one or more other States, and it appears to the Minister that doubts may arise as to the extent to which a representative of the government of any such State and members of his official staff are entitled to diplomatic immunities, he may—
7. Immunities and privileges of consulates and persons connected therewithSubject to the provisions of this Act, a consular officer and a consular employee (other than persons on whom immunities and privileges are conferred by virtue of section three) shall be entitled to immunity from suit and legal process in respect of things done or omitted to be done in the course of the performance of his official duties as such, and to such inviolability of official archives and official correspondence as is necessary to comply with the terms of any treaty or other international agreement applicable to Zambia or as is recognised by the principles of customary international law and usage.
8. Restriction of power of entry in relation to consular offices
9. Exemption from taxation of consular officers and consular employeesSubject to the provisions of this Act, the Minister may by order to the extent specified therein exempt any consular officer or consular employee from taxes, duties, rates, fees or other dues levied by the Government or a local authority:Provided that this section shall not apply to any consular officer or consular employee who is a citizen of Zambia or is permanently resident in Zambia.
10. Waiver of immunities of consular officers and consular employees
11. Size of consulateIn the absence of an express agreement as to the size of a consulate in Zambia, the Government of Zambia may require that the size of the consulate be kept within limits considered by it to be reasonable and normal, having regard to circumstances and conditions in Zambia and to the needs of the consulate.
12. Restriction of immunities and privileges
12A. Power to control supplies of tax-free goodsNotwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Act, the President may, if he deems it expedient so to do in the interests of equitable distribution of goods, by statutory order, prescribe the maximum amount of any goods specified in such order which may be supplied free of tax, for any period named in such order, to any organisation, mission, consultate or other person to whom such privileges are accorded by or under the provisions of this Act.[As amended by Act No. 12 of 1977]
13. Publication of lists of persons entitled to immunityThe minister shall compile a list of the persons appearing to him to be entitled to immunities or privileges by or under the provisions of this Act, except—
14. Identity cards
15. EvidenceIf in any proceedings any question arises whether or not any person is entitled to immunities or privileges by or under the provisions of this Act, a certificate issued by or under the authority of the Minister stating any fact relevant to that question shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.
16. Special provisions relating to customs duty
17. Power of Minister to add to or vary list of Commonwealth countries and to specify offices corresponding to consular officesThe Minister may be statutory notice—
18. Repeal and saving
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
04 June 1965
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