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Old November 14, 2012, 02:00 PM   #21
thallub
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The Obama Executive order involving Interpol is IAW the International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945: 22 USC Chapter 7, Subchapter XVIII:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/te...bchapter-XVIII

Numerous international organizations enjoy the same priviledges that Obama granted Interpol. Interpol was not granted diplomatic immunity as was stated in the sensational correspondence put forth by the muck stirrers.

Interpol does not have international sleuths who travel willy nilly all over the world at will.

Snopes on the Obama executive order concerning Interpol:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/interpol.asp


More:

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The International Organizations Immunities Act, signed into law in 1945, established a special group of foreign or international organizations whose members could work in the U.S. and enjoy certain exemptions from US taxes and search and seizure laws.

Experts say there are about 75 organizations in the US covered by the International Organizations Immunities Act — including the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Monetary Fund, the International Committee of the Red Cross, even the International Pacific Halibut Commission and Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.

(These privileges are not the same as the rights afforded under "diplomatic immunity," they are considerably less. "Diplomatic immunity" comes from the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which states that a "diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State." That is NOT what the International Organizations Immunities Act is.)

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Each president has designated some organizations covered by the International Organizations Immunities Act.

President Nixon did it for the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

President Reagan bestowed these privileges to the African Development Bank, the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, and the World Tourism Organization, among others.

President Bush through Executive Orders covered the European Central Bank, the African Union and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...g-interpol-do/

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