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SAFETY OF UNITED NATIONS AND
ASSOCIATED PERSONNEL ORDINANCE

Ord. No. 2 of 2007

A39



to carry out activities in support of the fulfilment of the mandate of a United Nations operation;

“Convention” (《公約》) means the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel done at New York on 9 December 1994;

“relevant offence” (有關罪行) means—

(a) an offence mentioned in section 4(1)(a) or (b), against a member of the United Nations personnel or a member of the associated personnel; or
(b) an offence mentioned in section 4(1)(c), against any premises or means of transportation ordinarily used by a member of the United Nations personnel or a member of the associated personnel,

whether it is an offence by virtue of section 4(2) or not;

“specified person” (指明人士) means—

(a) a person who is—
(i) a Chinese national; and
(ii) a Hong Kong permanent resident; or
(b) a person who is—
(i) a stateless person; and
(ii) a Hong Kong permanent resident;

“United Nations operation” (聯合國行動) means an operation established by a competent organ of the United Nations in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and conducted under the authority and control of the United Nations—

(a) where the operation is for the purpose of maintaining or restoring international peace and security; or
(b) where the Security Council of the United Nations or the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared, for the purposes of the Convention, that there exists an exceptional risk to the safety of the personnel participating in the operation,

but does not include any operation which is authorized by the Security Council of the United Nations as an enforcement action under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, in which any of the personnel are engaged as combatants against organized armed forces and to which the law of international armed conflict applies;

“United Nations personnel” (聯合國人員) means—

(a) persons engaged or deployed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as members of the military, police or civilian components of a United Nations operation; and
(b) other officials and experts on mission of the United Nations or its specialized agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency who are present in an official capacity in the area where a United Nations operation is being conducted.