Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act
S.C. 1991, c. 41
Assented to 1991-12-05
An Act respecting the privileges and immunities of foreign missions and international organizations
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act.
2. (1) In this Act,
« mission accréditée »
“accredited mission” means a permanent mission of a foreign state that is accredited to an international organization headquartered in Canada;
« organisation internationale »
“international organization” means an intergovernmental organization, whether or not established by treaty, of which two or more states are members, and includes an intergovernmental conference in which two or more states participate;
« subdivision politique »
“political subdivision” means any province, state, territory, dependency or any other similar subdivision of a state.
Marginal note:Meaning of “reasonable period” and “reasonable time”
(2) The expression
(a) “reasonable period” in paragraph 2 of Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, set out in Schedule I, and
(b) “reasonable time” in paragraph 2 of Article 23 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, set out in Schedule II,
shall be read as a reference to a period, not exceeding ten days, commencing on the day on which notice is given that a person is persona non grata or not acceptable.
Marginal note:Meaning of “reasonable period”
(3) The expression “reasonable period” in paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 39 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and paragraphs 3 and 5 of Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations shall be read as a reference to a period, not exceeding ten days, commencing
(a) in the cases of paragraph 2 of Article 39 and paragraph 3 of Article 53, on the day on which the functions of a person enjoying privileges and immunities have come to an end, which day shall be set out in a notice given to the Minister of Foreign Affairs by the foreign diplomatic mission or consular post with which the person was connected; and
(b) in the cases of paragraph 3 of Article 39 and paragraph 5 of Article 53, on the day determined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Marginal note:Meaning of “grave crime”
(4) The reference in paragraph 1 of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to a “grave crime” shall be construed as a reference to any offence created by an Act of Parliament for which an offender may be sentenced to imprisonment for five years or more.
- 1991, c. 41, s. 2;
- 1995, c. 5, s. 25;
- 2002, c. 12, s. 1.
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