European Court of Human Rights – Privileges and immunities. This agreement should not be construed as limiting or delimiting the obligations assumed by the parties under the agreement or its protocols. Also recalling Article 51 of the Convention, which provides that judges are entitled, in the performance of their duties, to the privileges and immunities provided for in Article 40 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and the agreements reached there; In addition to the privileges and immunities covered by Article 18 of the General Agreement, privileges and immunities granted to diplomatic emissaries in accordance with international law are granted to judges for themselves, their spouses and their minor children. The permanent representatives of the members of the Council of Europe enjoy, in the course of their duties and during their journey to and from the meeting place, the privileges, immunities and institutions normally enjoyed by diplomatic emissaries of comparable rank. In view of this development, it is desirable, in order to better achieve the objectives of the Convention, to obtain certain immunities and facilities for persons participating in proceedings before the Court of Justice, through a new agreement, concerning persons participating in the proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights (hereafter referred to as “this agreement”). 1. The international conventions covered by Section 2 have the force of law in the bailiwick of Guernsey to confer the privileges and immunities enjoyed by members or, with regard to – privileges, immunities and facilities, are not granted to the representatives of the members in the personal interest of the persons concerned, but to ensure the independent exercise of their functions related to the Council of Europe. Therefore, a Member has not only the right, but also the obligation to waive his representative`s immunity in all cases where, in the Member`s view, immunity would obstruct the judicial process and, without prejudice to the purpose for which immunity is granted, it may be waived. 4. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe has the power, with the agreement of the President of the Court of Justice, to lift the immunity of other register officers in accordance with Article 19 of the General Agreement and due consideration of the considerations covered in paragraph 3. Considering that a new protocol to the general agreement provides for the granting of privileges and immunities to judges of the Court of Justice, 3. (1) References made in this Regulation to the international instruments covered in Section 2 are references that have been amended from time to time, but only if the amendment has been ratified by UK law or takes effect in another way. d.

grant exchange agencies the same privileges granted to comparable-ranking public servants who are part of the diplomatic missions of the government concerned; 3. The privileges and immunities covered in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this section are not granted to the clerk and an assistant clerk in the personal interest of the individual, but to facilitate the performance of their duties. The full assembly of the Tribunal is the sole authority to waive the immunity of its clerk and an assistant clerk; it not only has the right, but it is also obliged to waive that immunity in all cases where, in its view, immunity would interfere with the judicial process and it can be waived without prejudice to the purpose for which immunity is granted. 2. The international conventions covered in Section 1 are – 1. Any State, when it signs ratification, ratification or at any time thereafter, may declare, by notification of the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, that this Protocol extends to any or any of the territories for which it is responsible for international relations and in which the Convention and its Protocols apply.