THE UNITED NATIONS (PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES) ACT, 1948

(ACT NO. XX OF 1948).
  [16th June, 1948]
 
   
     
     An Act to give effect to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to give effect to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, and to enable similar privileges and immunities to be enjoyed by other international organisations and their representatives and officials; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
   
 
 
 
  Short title  
1. This Act may be called the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1948.
 
 
 
  Conferment on United Nations and its representatives and officers of certain privileges and immunities  
2. (1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, the provisions set out in the Schedule to this Act of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 13th day of February 1946, shall have the force of law in Bangladesh.



(2) The Government may, from time to time, by notification in the official Gazette, amend the Schedule in conformity with any amendments, duly made and adopted, of the provisions of the said Convention set out therein.
 
 
 
  Power to confer certain privileges and immunities on other international organisations and their representatives and officers  
3. Where in pursuance of any international Agreement, convention or other instrument it is necessary to accord to any international organisation and its representatives and officers privileges and immunities in Bangladesh similar to those contained in the provision set out in the Schedule, the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare that the provisions set out in the Schedule shall, subject to such modifications, if any, as it may consider necessary or expedient for giving effect to the said agreement, convention or other instrument apply mutatis mutandis to the international organisation specified in the notification and its representatives and officers, and thereupon the said provisions shall apply accordingly and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law, shall in such application have the force of law in Bangladesh.
 
 
 
  Power to make rules  
4. The Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
 
 
 
1 Throughout this Act, the words “Bangladesh” and “Government” were substituted for the words “Pakistan” and “Central Government” respectively by section 3 and the Second Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No VIII of 1973)

 
 

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