Official Mail, Postal Services and Common Services
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paragraph 145 in volume 1, chapter 8, Finance and Administration

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In principle, the Court’s official correspondence comes within the scope of article III, section 10, of the General Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations of 13 February 1946. This gives the United Nations the right to use codes and to dispatch and receive its correspondence by courier or in bags, which shall have the same immunities and privileges as diplomatic couriers and bags.1 In 1981 the Court concluded an informal arrangement with the Government of the Net…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Official Mail, Postal Services and Common Services”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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