The Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the Kingdom of Greece, the Irish Republic, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Turkish Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
Whereas under the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (a) of the Statute, the Council of Europe, representatives of Members and the Secretariat shall enjoy in the territories of its Members such privileges and immunities as are necessary for the exercise of their duties;
Whereas under the provisions of paragraph (b) of the above-mentioned Article, the Members of the Council have undertaken to enter into an agreement for the purpose of fulfilling the provisions of the said paragraph;
Whereas in pursuance of the above-mentioned paragraph (b), the Committee of Ministers has recommended to Member Governments the acceptance of the following provisions:
Have agreed as follows:
Article 9
Representatives at the Committee of Ministers shall, while exercising their functions and during their journeys to and from the place of meeting, enjoy the following privileges and immunities:
(a) Immunity from personal arrest or detention and from seizure of their personal baggage, and, in respect of words spoken or written and all acts done by them in their official capacity, immunity from legal process of every kind.
(b) Inviolability for all papers and documents.
(c) The right to use codes and to receive papers or correspondence by courier or in sealed bags.
(d) Exemption in respect of themselves and their spouses from immigration restrictions or aliens registration in the State which they are visiting or through which they are passing in the exercise of their functions.
(e) The same facilities in respect of currency or exchange restrictions as are accorded to representatives of comparable rank of diplomatic missions.
(f) The same immunities and facilities in respect of their personal baggage as are accorded to members of comparable rank of diplomatic missions.
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General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe
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