18 June 2011

Protected Persons

Why isn't everyone an Internationally Protected Person?
"(5)In this section—


“act” includes omission;


“a protected person” means, in relation to an alleged offence, any of the following, namely—



(a) a person who at the time of the alleged offence is a Head of State, a member of a body which performs the functions of Head of State under the constitution of the State, a Head of Government or a Minister for Foreign Affairs and is outside the territory of the State in which he holds office;


(b) a person who at the time of the alleged offence is a representative or an offical of a State or an offical or agent of an international organisation of an intergovernmental character, is entitled under international law to special protection from attack on his person, freedom or dignity and does not fall within the preceding paragraph;


(c) a person who at the time of the alleged offence is a member of the family of another person mentioned in either of the preceding paragraphs and—

(i) if the other person is mentioned in paragraph (a) above, is accompanying him,

(ii) if the other person is mentioned in paragraph (b) above, is a member of his household;


“relevant premises” means premises at which a protected person resides or is staying or which a protected person uses for the purpose of carrying out his functions as such a person; and


“vehicle” includes any means of conveyance;and if in any proceedings a question arises as to whether a person is or was a protected person, a certificate issued by or under the authority of the Secretary of State and stating any fact relating to the question shall be conclusive evidence of that fact."

ps Bearing in mind that a protected person is, "a Minister for Foreign Affairs and is outside the territory of the State in which he holds office;" recall that Moussa Koussa was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from March 2009 ...

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