Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968

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Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968

Public Act
1968 No 36
Date of assent
25 November 1968
see section 1(2)

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


1Short Title and commencement
3Interpretation [Repealed]
4Application of this Part
5Diplomatic privileges and immunities
6Immunities of certain members of the staff of a mission who are New Zealand citizens or residents
7Withdrawal of diplomatic privileges and immunities
8Meaning of State [Repealed]
9Privileges, immunities, and capacities of certain international organisations and associated persons
9APrivileges, immunities, and capacities of the Commonwealth Secretariat and associated persons
9AAValidation of certain Orders in Council
9ABPrivileges and immunities of members, and of private servants of members, of EC delegations
10Privileges and immunities of Judges of, and suitors to, the International Court of Justice
10AFacilitation of international inspectors under disarmament treaties
10BPrivileges and immunities of Judges, Prosecutor, and staff of International War Crimes Tribunal
10CPrivileges and immunities of members of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
10DPrivileges and immunities of International Criminal Court and its Judges, Prosecutor, Deputy Prosecutors, and staff
10EPrivileges and immunities of representatives at Assembly of States Parties or its subsidiary organs
11Privileges and immunities of representatives attending international conferences
12Reciprocal treatment
13Interpretation [Repealed]
14Immunities of foreign consular officers [Repealed]
15Immunities of persons in service of Commonwealth countries [Repealed]
16Consular privileges [Repealed]
17Privileges and immunities of New Zealand citizens and residents [Repealed]
18Withdrawal of consular privileges and immunities [Repealed]
19Power to grant exemption from taxation to other Governments and other representatives in New Zealand
20General provisions as to exemptions
21Refunds or payments in case of exemptions from taxation
22Certificate of Minister
23Saving of legal proceedings
25Application of Act to Niue and Tokelau
26Application of Act to Cook Islands

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to diplomatic privileges and immunities, and to give effect to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations