• Articles 22, 23, 24, and 27 to 40 of the Vienna Convention (which regulate the immunities and privileges, including exemption from taxation, freedom of communication, inviolability of premises and immunity from civil and criminal jurisdiction, to be conferred upon diplomatic agents) shall have the force of law and references therein to the receiving State shall, for this purpose, be construed as references to the Republic.

    • The President may, by legislative instrument, make Regulations extending any or all of the immunities and privileges conferred on diplomatic agents by virtue of this Act to prescribed organisations and prescribed representatives and officials, subject to such conditions and limitations as may be prescribed.

    • (1) The Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance (Cap. 268) and the Diplomatic Immunities Commonwealth Countries) Ordinance, 1957 (No. 22) are repealed.

      (2) Pending the making of regulations under section 2 of this Act, organisations and persons to whom the Diplomatic Privileges Ordinance applied shall continue to be entitled to the privileges and immunities conferred by that Ordinance, so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Vienna Convention to which section 2 of this Act applies.

    • This Act shall come into operation on such day as the President may, by legislative instrument, appoint.