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visers and technical experts of delegations,

Article 19

(c) facilities in respect of currency or exEach Member State shall communicate to

Officials of the Organisation agreed under change restrictions so far as necessary for the other Member States concerned, if they Article 17 shall be exempt from taxation on the effective exercise of his functions. so request, the names of its representatives the salaries and emoluments paid to them

PART V.-SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES to whom this Article applies and the prob- by the Organisation in their capacity as such able duration of their stay in the territories officials. Any Member State may, however,

Article 24 of such other Member States. conclude an arrangement with the Council

The Council shall make provision for apArticle 14

action on behalf of the Organisation whereby propriate modes of settlement of: Official clerical staff accompanying

(a) disputes arising out of contracts or a

such Member State will employ and assign representative of a Member State who are to the Organisation all of its nationals (ex- other disputes of a private character to which not covered by Articles 12 or 13 shall, while cept, if such Member State so desires, any

the Organisation is a party; present in the territory of another Member not ordinarily resident within its territory)

(b) disputes involving any official or exState for the discharge of their duties be who are to serve on the international staff

pert of the Organisation to whom Part IV of accorded the privileges and immunities set of the Organisation and pay the salaries and

this Agreement applies who by reason of his emoluments of such persons from its own out in paragraph 1 (b), (c), (e), (f), (h)

official position enjoys immunity, if immufunds at a scale fixed by it. The salaries

nity has not been waived in accordance with and (i) and paragraph 2 of Article 13. and emoluments so paid may be taxed by

the provisions of Article 22. Article 15

such Member State but shall be exempt from PART VI. -SUPPLEMENTARY AGREEMENTS Privileges and immunities are accorded to taxation by any other Member State. If such

Article 25 the representatives of Member States and an arrangement is entered into by any Mem

The Council acting on behalf of the Ortheir staffs not for the personal benefit of ber State and is subsequently modified or the individuals themselves, but in order to terminated, Member States shall no longer

ganisation may conclude with any Member

State or States supplementary agreements safeguard the independent exercise of their be bound under the first sentence of this functions in connection with the North At Article to exempt from taxation the salaries

modifying the provisions of the present

Agreement, so far as that State or those lantic Treaty. Consequently, a Member State and emoluments paid to their nationals.

States are concerned. not only has the right, but is under a duty to

Article 20 waive the immunity of its representatives

PART VII.-FINAL PROVISIONS and members of their staffs in any case In addition to the immunities and privi

Article 26 where, in its opinion, the immunity would leges specified in Articles 18 and 19, the Ex

1. The present Agreement shall be open impede the course of justice and can be

ecutive Secretary of the Organisation, the waived without prejudice to the purposes Co-ordinator of North Atlantic Defence Pro

for signature by Member States of the Or

ganisation and shall be subject to ratificafor which the immunity is accorded. duction, and such other permanent officials

tion. Instruments of ratification shall be Article 16

of similar rank as may be agreed between
the Chairman of the Council Deputies and

deposited with the Government of the The provisions of Articles 12 to 14 above

United States of America, which will notify the Governments of Member States, shall be shall not require any State to grant any of accorded the privileges and immunities nor

all signatory States of each such deposit. the privileges or immunities referred to

2. As soon as six signatory States have mally accorded to diplomatic personnel of therein to any person who is its national or

deposited their instruments of ratification, comparable rank, to any person as its representative or as a

the present Agreement shall come into force

Article 21 member of the staff of such representative.

in respect of those States. It shall come into

1. Experts (other than officials coming force in respect of each other signatory State, PART IV.-INTERNATIONAL STAFF AND EXPERTS

within the scope of Articles 18 to 20) em on the date of the deposit of its instrument ON MISSIONS FOR THE ORGANISATION

ployed on missions on behalf of the Organ- of ratification.
Article 17
isation shall be accorded the following privi-

Article 27 The categories of officials of the Organisa- leges and immunities so far as is necessary The present Agreement may be denounced tion to which Articles 18 to 20 apply shall be for the effective exercise of their functions

by any Contracting State by giving written agreed between the Chairman of the Council while present in the territory of a Member notification of denunciation to the GovernDeputies and each of the Member States con State for the discharge of their duties: ment of the United States of America, which cerned. The Chairman of the Council Dep (a) immunity from personal arrest or de will notify all signatory States of each such uties shall communicate to the Member' tention and from seizure of their personal notification. The denunciation shall take States the names of the officials included in baggage;

effect one year after the receipt of the notithese categories.

(b) in respect of words spoken or writ fication by the Government of the United Article 18

ten or acts done by them in the perform- States of America. Officials of the Organisation agreed upon

ance of their official functions for the Organ In witness whereof the undersigned pleni. under Article 17 shall: isation, immunity from legal process;

potentiaries have signed the present Agree(a) be immune from legal process in re

(c) the same facilities in respect of cur- ment. spect of words spoken or written and of acts

rency or exchange restrictions and in respect Done in Ottawa this twentieth day of done by them in their official capacity and

of their personal baggage as are accorded to September, 1951, in French and in English, within the limits of their authority; officials of foreign Governments on tem

both texts being equally authoritative, in a (b) be granted, together with their spouses porary official missions;

single copy which shall be deposited in the and members of their immediate families re

archives of the Government of the United

(d) inviolability for all papers and docusiding with and dependent on them, the ments relating to the work on which they States of America which will transmit a cersame immunities from immigration restric

tified copy to each of the signatory States. are engaged for the Organisation.

For the Kingdom of Belgium: tions and aliens' registration as is accorded 2. The Chairman of the Council Deputies

A. DE STAERCKE. to diplomatic personnel of comparable shall communicate to the Member States rank; concerned the names of any experts to whom

For Canada:

L. D. WILGRESS. (c) be accorded the same facilities in rethis Article applies.

For the Kingdom of Denmark: spect of currency or exchange restrictions as

Article 22

STEENSEN-LETH. are accorded to diplomatic personnel of com Privileges and immunities are granted to For France: parable rank; officials and experts in the interests of the

HERVÉ ALPHAND. (d) be given, together with their spouses Organisation and not for the personal benefit.

For Iceland: and members of their immediate families re of the individuals themselves. The Chair

GUNNLAUGER PÉTURSSON. siding with and dependent on them, the man of the Council Deputies shall have the For Italy: same repatriation facilities in time of interright and the duty to waive the immunity of

A. ROSSI-LONGHI. national crisis as are accorded to diplomatic any official or expert in any case where, in

For the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: personnel of comparable rank; his opinion, the immunity would impede the

A. CLASEN. (e) have the right to import free of duty course of justice and can be waived without For the Kingdom of the Netherlands: their furniture and effects at the time of first prejudice to the interests of the Organisation. A. W. L. TJARDA VAN STARKENBORGHarrival to take up their post in the country

STACHOUWER. in question, and, on the termination of their

Article 23

For the Kingdom of Norway: functions in that country, to re-export such The provisions of Articles 18, 20 and 21,

DAG BRYN. furniture and effects free of duty, subject in

above shall not require any State to grant For Portugal: either case to such conditions as the Governany of the privileges or immunities referred

Reserving the non-application of Article ment of the country in which the right is to therein to any person who is its national, 6 in case of expropriation. being exercised may deem necessary; except:

R. ENNES ULRICH. (f) have the right to import temporarily

(a) immunity from legal process in respect For the United Kingdom of Great Britain free of duty their private motor vehicles for of words spoken or written or acts done by and Northern Ireland:

F. R. HOYER MILLAR. their own personal use and subsequently to him in the performance of his official funcre-export such vehicles free of duty, subject tions for the Organisation;

For the United States of America: in either case to such conditions as the Gov (b) inviolability for all papers and docu

CHARLES M. SPOFFORD. ernment of the country concerned may deem ments relating to the work on which he is I certify that the foregoing is a true copy of necessary. engaged for the Organisation;

the Agreement on the Status of the North

Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Re the North Atlantic Council acting on behalf curring therein, the resolution of ratifipresentatives and International Staff which of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, cation is agreed to, and the agreement was signed in the English and French lan as provided in Article 19 of the Agreement is ratified. guages at Ottawa on September 20, 1951, the on the Status of the North Atlantic Treaty signed original of which is deposited in the Organisation, National Representatives and

International Staff, signed at Ottawa, Canarchives of the Government of the United

A PROTOCOL ON THE STATUS States of America.

ada, September 20, 1951, it is, therefore, • OF INTERNATIONAL MILITARY In testimony whereof, I, Dean Acheson, agreed by the Government of the United

HEADQUARTERS SET UP PURSUSecretary of State of the United States of States and the North Atlantic Council DepuAmerica, have hereunto caused the seal of ties, acting on behalf of the North Atlantic

ANT TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC the Department of State to be affixed and my Treaty Organisation, as follows:

TREATY name subscribed by the Authentication 1. Whenever the Organisation desires the

The Senate, as in Committee of the Officer of the said Department, at the City services of a United States national, it will of Washington, in the District of Columbia, notify the Deputy United States Representa- whole, proceeded to consider the protothis ninth day of October 1951. tive, North Atlantic Council of: (A) The

col, Executive B (83d Cong., 1st sess.), DEAN ACHESON, nature of the position to be filled, (B) The

a protocol on the status of International Secretary of State. qualifications which an individual must pos- Military Headquarters set up pursuant to [SEAL) By M. P. CHAUVIN,

sess to fill the position, and (C) The salary the North Atlantic Treaty, signed at Authentication Officer,

which such individual would receive if em Paris on August 28, 1952, which was read Department of State. ployed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organi- the second time, as follows:

sation. The Organisation may notify the

Government of the United States of the PROTOCOL ON THE STATUS OF INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT ON THE STATUS OF THE NORTH

name(s) of any individual(s) it deems MILITARY HEADQUARTERS SET UP PURSUANT ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION, NATIONAL acceptable for the position.

TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY REPRESENTATIVES AND INTERNATIONAL STAFF

2. The Government of the United States The Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty EXTRACT FROM THE SUMMARY RECORD OF A may assign to the Organisation a United signed in Washington on 4th April, 1949,

MEETING OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL States national from its Government service Considering that international military DEPUTIES HELD ON 12TH DECEMBER 1951 who is acceptable to the Organisation. The Headquarters may be established in their The Council Deputies, having observed the

Government of the United States will provide territories, by separate arrangement, under discrepancies in the English and French texts security clearance for the individual con the North Atlantic Treaty, and of articles 14 and 16 of the Agreement on cerned.

Desiring to define the status of such Headthe Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Or

3. The Government of the United States quarters and of the personnel thereof within ganization, National Representatives and In

will pay any and all salaries and emoluments the North Atlantic Treaty area, ternational Staff, signed in Ottawa on the

of United States nationals, who are employed Have agreed to the present Protocol to 20th September, 1951, agree on behalf of their by it and assigned to the Organisation, from

the Agreement signed in London on 19tn Governments that the English text is correct its own funds at rates determined by the June, 1951, regarding the Status of their and the French text should read as follows: Government of the United States.

Forces; “ARTICLE 14. Le personnel officiel de sec 4. The Organisation agrees that it will not

ARTICLE 1 rétariat qui accompagne le représentant d'un pay salaries and emoluments to any citizen

In the present Protocol the expression Etat membre et qui n'ést pas visé aux articles

of the United States. 12 ou 13 bénéficie, au cours de son séjour

5. The Organisation will credit to the

(a) “the Agreement” means the Agreement sur le territoire d'un autre Etat membre pour United States the amounts of salaries and

signed in London on 19th June, 1951, by the

Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regardl'exercice de ses fonctions, des privilèges emoluments which would otherwise have

ing the Status of their Forces; et immunités prévus au paragraphe 1 (b), been paid by the Organisation to United

States nationals and will deduct the total (c), (e), (f), (h) et (i) et au paragraphe 2

(b) "Supreme Headquarters" means Sude l'article 13. of such credits for each fiscal year from the

preme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, ARTICLE 16. Les dispositions des articles 12 amount assessed the Government of the

Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Comà 14 ci-dessus ne peuvent obliger un Etat à United States by the Organisation, in respect

mander Atlantic and any equivalent interaccorder l'un quelconque des privilèges et of the annual contribution of the Govern

national military Headquarters set up pur. immunités prévus par ces articles à un de ment of the United States for the subsequent

suant to the North Atlantic Treaty; ses ressortissants où à un de ses représent- fiscal year.

(c) "Allied Headquarters" means any Suants, ainsi qu'à un membre du personnel

In witness whereof, This Agreement is ex

preme Headquarters and any international officiel de ce dernier." ecuted at London on this 29th day of Sep

military Headquarters set up pursuant to the Dated this 12th day of December, 1951. tember, 1951, by Sir F. R. Hoyer Millar, Vice

North Atlantic Treaty which is immediately WALRAVENS (Belgium) Chairman of the North Atlantic Council Dep

subordinate to a Supreme Headquarters; STEENSEN-LETH (Denmark)

uties, on behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty (d) “North Atlantic Council” means the GUNNLAUGUR PÉTURSSON (Iceland)

Organisation, and by Charles M. Spofford, Council established by Article 9 of the North A CLASEN (Luxembourg)

United States Deputy Representative to the Atlantic Treaty or any of its subsidiary bodies DAG BRYN (Norway)

North Atlantic Council, on behalf of the authorized to act on its behalf.
FR HOYER MILLAR (United Kingdom)
Government of the United States.

ARTICLE 2
LD WILGRESS (Canada)

F. R. HOYER MILLAR.

Subject to the following provisions of this E BURIN DES ROZIERS (France)

CHARLES M. SPOFFORD.

Protocol, the Agreement shall apply to Allied A ROSSI-LONGHI (Italy) The VICE PRESIDENT. The agree

Headquarters in the territory of a Party to AR TAMMENOMS BAKKER (Netherlands) R. ENNES ULRICH (Portugal) ment is open to amendment. If there

the present Protocol in the North Atlantic CHARLES M. SPOFFORD (United States) be no amendment to be proposed, the Treaty area, and to the military and civilian I certify that the foregoing is a true copy

personnel of such Headquarters and their deagreement will be reported to the Senate. of an Extract from the Summary Record of

pendents included in the definitions in sub

The agreement was reported to the a meeting of the North Atlantic Council

paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph Senate without amendment.

1 of Article 3 of this Protocol, when such Deputies held on December 12, 1951 and

The VICE PRESIDENT. The resosigned on that date by the Council Deputies

personnel are present in any such territory on behalf of their respective Governments, lution of ratification will be read.

in connection with their official duties or, the signed original of which is deposited in

The Chief Clerk read the resolution of in the case of dependents, the official duties the archives of the Government of the United ratification, as follows:

of their spouse or parent. States of America.

ARTICLE 3
Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators pres-
In testimony whereof, I, Dean Acheson,
ent concurring therein), That the Senate

1. For the purpose of applying the AgreeSecretary of State of the United States of advise and consent to the ratification of Ex

ment to an Allied Headquarters the expresAmerica, have hereunto caused the seal of

ecutive U, 82d Congress, 2d session, an agree sions "force", "civilian component” and “dethe Department of State to be affixed and

ment on the status of the North Atlantic pendent”, wherever they occur in the Agree. my name subscribed by the Acting Authen

Treaty Organization, national representa ment, shall have the meanings set out below: tication Officer of the said Department, at

tives and international staff, signed at Ot (a) "force” means the personnel attached the city of Washington, in the District of

tawa on September 20, 1951, together with to the Allied Headquarters who belong to Columbia, this fourth day of January 1952.

a signed extract from the summary record the land, sea or air armed services of any DEAN ACHESON,

of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council Party to the North Atlantic Treaty; Secretary of State. [SEAL) By B. HARTMAN,

Deputies held on December 12, 1951, correct (b) "civilian component” means civilian Acting Authentication Officer,

ing certain errors in the French text of that personnel who are not stateless persons, nor agreement.

nationals of any State which is not a Party Department of State. The VICE PRESIDENT.

to the Treaty, nor nationals of, nor ordiThe ques

narily resident in the receiving State, and AGREEMENT tion is on agreeing to the resolution of

who are (i) attached to the Allied HeadSince the Government of the United States ratification. [Putting the question.] quarters and in the employ of, an armed desires to enter into an arrangement with Two-thirds of the Senators present con service of a Party to the North Atlantic

Treaty or (ii) in such categories of civilian deemed to be property owned by a Contract 4. The expression "duties and taxes" in this personnel in the employ of the Allied Head- ing Party and used by its armed services; Article does not include charges for services quarters as the North Atlantic Council shall

(b) damage caused by a member of a force rendered. decide; or civilian component as defined in para

ARTICLE 9 (c) "dependent” means the spouse of a graph 1 of Article 3 of this Protocol or by

Except in so far as the North Atlantic member of a force or civilian component, as any other employee of an Allied Headquar Council may decide otherwise, defined in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of ters shall be deemed to be damage caused

(a) any assets acquired from the interthis paragraph, or a child of such member by a member or employee of the armed sery national funds of an Allied Headquarters depending on him or her for support. ices of a Contracting Party;

under its capital budget and no longer re2. An Allied Headquarters shall be con (c) the definition

of

the expression quired by the Headquarters shall be dissidered to bę. a force for the purposes of "owned by a Contracting Party" in para posed of under arrangements approved by Article II, paragraph 2 of Article V, para- graph 3 of Article VIII shall apply in respect the North Atlantic Council and the prograph 10 of Article VII, paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 7 of an Allied Headquarters.

ceeds shall be distributed among or credand 8 of Article IX, and Article XIII, of the 3. The claims to which paragraph 5 of ited to the Parties to the North Atlatnic Agreement.

Article VIII of the Agreement applies shall Treaty in the proportions in which th'ey have ARTICLE 4

include claims (other than contractual contributed to the capital costs of the HeadThe rights and obligations which the claims and claims to which paragraphs 6 or quarters. The receiving State shall have the Agreement gives to or imposes upon the 7 of that Article apply) arising out of acts prior right to acquire any immovable propsending State or its authorities in respect or omissions of any employees of an Allied erty so disposed of in its territory, provided of its forces or their civilian components or Headquarters, or out of any other act, omis that it offers terms no less favourable than dependents shall, in respect of an Allied sion or occurrence for which an Allied Head those offered by any third party; Headquarters and its personnel and their de quarters is legally responsible, and causing (b) any land, buildings or fixed installapendents to whom the Agreement applies in damage in the territory of a receiving State tions provided for the use of an Allied Headaccordance with Article 2 of the present

to third parties, other than any of the Par quarters by the receiving State without Protocol, be vested in or attach to the apties to this Protocol.

charge to the Headquarters (other than a propriate Supreme Headquarters and the

nominal charge) and no longer required by

ARTICLE 7 authorities responsible under it, except that

the Headquarters shall be handed back to (a) the right which is given by Article

1. The exemption from taxation accorded

the receiving State, and any increase or loss under Article X of the Agreement to memVII of the Agreement to the military author

in the value of the property provided by the bers of a force or civilian component in ities of the sending State to exercise crimi

receiving State resulting from its use by the respect of their salaries and emoluments Headquarters shall be determined by the nal and disciplinary jurisdiction shall be

shall apply, as regards personnel of an Allied North Atlantic Council (taking into considvested in the military authorities of the

Headquarters within the definitions in para eration any applicable law of the receiving State, if any, to whose military law the pergraph 1 (a) and (b) (i) of Article 3 of this

State) and distributed among or credited or son concerned is subject;

Protocol, to salaries and emoluments paid debited to the Parties to the North Atlantic (b) the obligations imposed upon the

to them as such personnel by the armed serv Treaty in the proportions in which they have sending State or its authorities by Article

ice to which they belong or by which they are contributed to the capital costs of the HeadII, paragraph 4 of Article III, paragraphs employed, except that this paragraph shall

quarters. 5 (a) and 6 (b) of Article VII, paragraphs 9 not exempt any such member or employee

ARTICLE 10 and 10 of Article VIII, and Article XIII, of from taxation imposed by a State of which

Each Supreme Headquarters shall possess the Agreement, shall attach both to the

he is a national. Allied Headquarters and to any State whose

juridical personality; it shall have the ca

2. Employees of an Allied Headquarters of pacity to conclude contracts and to acquire armed service, or any member or employee

categories agreed by the North Atlantic of whose armed service, or the dependent Council, shall be exempted from taxation on

and dispose of property. The receiving State of such member or employee, is concerned;

may, however, make the exercise of such the salaries and emoluments paid to them by capacity subject to special arrangements be(c) for the purposes of paragraphs 2 (a) the Allied Headquarters in their capacity as

tween it and the Supreme Headquarters or and 5 of Article III, and Article XIV, of the such employees. Any Party to the present

any subordinate Allied Headquarters acting Agreement, the sending State shall be, in the

Protocol may, however, conclude an arrange on behalf of the Supreme Headquarters. case of members of a force and their de ment with the Allied Headquarters whereby pendents, the State to whose armed service such Party will employ and assign to the

ARTICLE 11 the member belongs, or, in the case of mem Allied Headquarters all of its nationals (ex 1. Subject to the provisions of Article VIII bers of a civilian component and their de cept, if such Party so desires, any not of the Agreement, a Supreme Headquarters pendents, the State, if any, by whose armed ordinarily resident within its territory) who may engage in legal proceedings as claimant service the member is employed;

are to serve on the staff of the Allied Head or defendant. However, the receiving State (d) the obligations imposed on the send quarters and pay the salaries and emolu and the Supreme Headquarters or any subing State by virtue of paragraphs 6 and 7 of ments of such persons from its own funds ordinate Allied Headquarters authorised by it Article VIII of the Agreement shall attach at a scale fixed by it. The salaries and may agree that the receiving State shall act to the State to whose armed service the per emoluments so paid may be taxed by the on behalf of the Supreme Headquarters in son belongs whose act or omission has given Party concerned but shall be exempted from any legal proceedings to which that Headrise to the claim or, in the case of a member taxation by any other Party. If such an quarters is a party before the courts of the of a civilian component, to the State by arrangement is entered into by any Party to

receiving State. whose armed service he is employed or, if the present Protocol and is subsequently

2. No measure of execution or measure di. there is no such State, to the Allied Headmodified or terminated, Parties to the present

rected to the seizure or attachment of its quarters of which the person concerned is Protocol shall no longer be bound under the

property or funds shall be taken against any a member.

Allied Headquarters, except for the purposes first sentence of this paragraph to exempt Both the State, if any, to which obligations

of paragraph 6 (a) of Article VII and Article from taxation the salaries and emoluments attach under this paragraph and the Allied

XIII of the Agreement. Headquarters concerned shall have the rights paid to their nationals.

ARTICLE 12 of the sending State in connection with the

ARTICLE 8

1. To enable it to operate its international appointment of an arbitrator under para 1. For the purpose of facilitating the estab budget, an Allied Headquarters may hold graph 8 of Article VIII.

lishment, construction, maintenance and currency of any kind and operate accounts in ARTICLE 5

operation of Allied Headquarters, these Head any currency. Every member of an Allied Headquarters quarters shall be relieved, so far as prac

2. The Parties to the present Protocol shall, shall have a personal identity card issued ticable, from duties and taxes, affecting ex

at the request of an Allied Headquarters, fa

cilitate transfers of the funds of such Headby the Headquarters showing names, date penditures by them in the interest of com

quarters from one country to another and mon defense and for their official and excluand place of birth, nationality, rank or

the conversion of any currency held by an sive benefit, and each Party to the present grade, number (if any), photograph and pe

Allied Headquarters into any other currency, riod of validity. This card must be preProtocol shall enter into negotiations with

when necessary to meet the requirements of sented on demand. any Allied Headquarters operating in its

any Allied Headquarters.
territory for the purpose of concluding an
ARTICLE 6

ARTICLE 13
agreement to give effect to this provision.
1. The obligations to waive claims im 2. An Allied Headquarters shall have the

The archives and other official documents posed on the Contracting Parties by Article rights granted to a force under Article XI

of an Allied Headquarters kept in premises VIII of the Agreement shall attach both to of the Agreement subject to the same con

used by those Headquarters or in the posthe Allied Headquarters and to any Party to ditions.

session of any properly authorized member of this Protocol concerned.

3. The provisions in paragraphs 5 and 6 of

the Headquarters shall be inviolable, unless 2. For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2

the Headquarters has waived this immunity. Article XI of the Agreement shall not apply

The Headquarters shall, at the request of the of Article VIII of the Agreement,

to nationals of the receiving States, unless receiving State and in the presence of a rep(a) property owned by an Allied Head such nationals belong to the armed services resentative of that State, verify the nature of quarters or by a Party to this Protocol and of a Party to this Protocol other than the any documents to confirm that they are enused by an Allied Headquarters shall be receiving State.

titled to immunity under this Article.

] ARTICLE 14

the North Atlantic Treaty signed at Paris on Foreign Relations, the senior Senator 1. The whole or any part of the present August 28, 1952, in the English and French from Wisconsin (Mr. WILEY]. Protocol or of the Agreement may be applied, languages, the signed original of which is

So long as I am a Member of the Senby decision of the North Atlantic Council, to

deposited in the archives of the Government

of the United States of America. any international military Headquarters or

ate, I hope that matters affecting the organisation (not included in the definitions In testimony whereof, I, David Bruce, Acte defense of the United States and our rein paragraphs (b) and (c) of Article 1 of this ing Secretary of State of the United States lations with other countries can be apProtocol) which is established pursuant to

of America, have hereunto caused the seal proached in a strictly bipartisan manthe North Atlantic Treaty. of the Department of State to be affixed and

ner. I have long felt that so far as our 2. When the European Defense Community my name subscribed by the Authentication foreign policy is concerned, politics come into being, the present Protocol may be

Officer of the said Department, at the city should stop at the water's edge. While applied to the personnel of the European De of Washington, in the District of Columbia,

there will be sincere and earnest disfense Forces attached to an Allied Headquar this seventeenth day of November, 1952.

DAVID BRUCE,

agreements on domestic questions, and ters and their dependents at such time and in such manner as may be determined by the

als Acting Secretary of State,

on foreign policy, for that matter, North Atlantic Council.

By BARBARA HARTMAN,

I hope they will never be made party Authentication Officer,

matters. ARTICLE 15

Department of State,

Our country must come ahead of party All differences between the Parties to the present Protocol or between any such Parties

The VICE PRESIDENT. The proto- in the preparedness effort and in our reand any Allied Headquarters relating to the col is open to amendment. If there be lations with foreign nations, and the interpretation or application of the Protocol no amendment to be proposed the proto- acting majority leader and the distinshall be settled by negotiation between the col will be reported to the Senate.

guished chairman of the Committee on parties in dispute without recourse to any

The protocol was reported to the Sen Foreign Relations have made it very outside jurisdiction. Except where express ate without amendment.

easy for the minority to cooperate in this provision is made to the contrary in the pres

The VICE PRESIDENT. The resolu- regard. ent Protocol or in the Agreement, differences

Mr. WILEY. Mr. President, those which cannot be settled by direct negotiation tion of ratification will be read. shall be referred to the North Atlantic

The Chief Clerk read the resolution of words are very sweet to one who has had Council. ratification, as follows:

a considerable number of other words ARTICLE 16 Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators pres

thrown at him in the recent past. : 1. Articles XV and XVII to XX of the ent concurring therein), That the Senate ad My only thought in making the comAgreement shall apply as regards the present vise and consent to the ratification of Execu mendation was that I felt, as was sugProtocol as if they were an integral part tive B, 83d Congress, 1st session, a protocol gested by the minority leader, that when thereof, but so that the Protocol may be re on the status of International Military Head- it comes to a question of upholding, viewed, suspended, ratified, acceded to, de quarters set up pursuant to the North At

strengthening, and protecting America, nounced or extended in accordance with lantic Treaty, signed at Paris, on August 28,

we are all Americans. Whenever it is those provisions independently from the 1952,

necessary to evaluate the law and the Agreement. 2. The present Protocol may be supple

The VICE PRESIDENT. The ques

The ques- facts, then it is time to maintain our mented by bilateral agreement between the tion is on agreeing to the resolution of mental balance, and not to go off the receiving State and a Supreme Headquarters, ratification. [Putting the question.] deep end by indulging in personalities. and the authorities of a receiving State and Two-thirds of the Senators present cona Supreme Headquarters may agree to give curring therein, the resolution is agreed. effect, by administrative means in advance of to, and the protocol is ratified.

LEGISLATIVE SESSION ratification, to any provisions of this Proto

Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, becol or of the Agreement as applied by it.

Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, I In witness whereof the undersigned Plenifore moving that the Senate proceed to

move that the Senate proceed to the potentiaries have signed the present Proto- consider legislative business, I wish to

consideration of legislative business. col.

take this opportunity to express my ap The motion was agreed to; and the Done in Paris this 28th day of August 1952, preciation to those on both sides of the

Senate proceeded to the consideration in the English and French languages, both aisle who have supported the request of

of legislative business. texts being equally authoritative, in a single both the preceding administration and original which shall be deposited in the

the present administration.

With a archives of the Government of the United States of America. The Government of the

Senate so closely divided as is the Senate EXTENSION OF EXCESS-PROFITS United States of America shall transmit cerat this time, it would, of course, not have

TAX tified copies thereof to all the signatory and been possible to ratify the treaties with

Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, I acceding States.

out the overwhelming support of the For the Kingdom of Belgium: Members who sit on both sides of the

move that the Senate proceed to the ANDRÉ DE STAERCKE. aisle. I feel that I would be derelict in

consideration of Calendar 576, House For Canada: my duty if I did not express my apprecia

bill 5898, which is the excess-profits tax A. D. P. HEENEY.

bill.
tion for their cooperation.
For the Kingdom of Denmark:

The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr.
SANDAGER JEPPESEN,
Mr. WILEY. Mr. President, I wish to

GOLDWATER in the chair). The clerk For the United States of America:

join in the commendatory words ex-
WILLIAM H. DRAPER, Jr.
pressed by the acting majority leader to

will state the bill by title. For France:

bill (H. R.

The CHIEF CLERK. A bill
the Senate. During the debate very few
HERVÉ ALPHAND.

5898) to extend until December 31, 1953, fighting words were used. As is the rule, For the Kingdom of Greece: there was a very clear presentation of

the period with respect to which the exPAN. PIPINELIS. For Iceland: the issue. I am satisfied that Senators cess-profits tax shall be effective.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The who voted for the amendment recognized GUNNLAUGUR PÉTURSSON. For Italy:

that there was no bartering of the rights question is on agreeing to the motion of A. ROSSI-LONGHI. of our personnel in the military service; the Senator from California. For the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: rather, rights were obtained for them.

The motion was agreed to; and the G. HEISBOURG. I feel certain that anyone who would Senate proceeded to consider the bill. For the Kingdom of Norway:

stop to think and listen when he went S. CHR. SOMMERFELT. into a foreign country would recognize For the Kingdom of the Netherlands: that if the country is independent and is AMENDMENT OF DISTRICT OF COA W L TJARDA VAN STARKENBORGH S.

LUMBIA POLICE AND FIREMEN'S not a dominion, the country has jurisFor Portugal: diction of those within the land.

SALARY ACT OF 1953
H. CALDEIRA QUEIROZ.
For the United Kingdom of Great Britain

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Presi Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, last and Northern Ireland: dent, will the Senator yield?

night, at the time we were ready to take F. R. HOYER MILLAR. Mr. WILEY. I yield.

a recess, the Senator from South Dakota For Turkey:

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas. I am very [Mr. CASE] presented a matter which he

TAHA CARIN. grateful for the generous comments and had already discussed with the acting I certify that the foregoing is a true copy recognition accorded the minority by the majority leader and the acting minority of the Protocol on the States of International acting majority leader and the distin- leader. He desired to have considered a Military Headquarters set up Pursuant to guished chairman of the Committee on bill to correct, as I understand, an in

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advertent error in a prior bill. It was the understanding at that time that the Senator would be given an opportunity to have it considered. While this request is out of order, because we have a unanimous-consent agreement to have morning hour immediately following the vote on the treaties, I ask, under the circumstances, that the Senator from South Dakota be permitted to present the matter at this time.

Mr. JOHNSON of Texas. We have no objection.

Mr. CASE. I ask unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of Senate bill 2394.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will state the bill by title.

The CHIEF CLERK. A bill (S. 2394) to amend the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1953.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection to the present consideration of the bill?

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 2394) to amend the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1953.

Mr. CASE. Mr. President, this bill arises because of the fact that the firemen have a changed day off when they go from serving on daytime duty to nighttime duty. The change in pay came on July 1, which fell in the middle of the week, and it would automatically have had the effect of discriminating against certain firemen. The purpose of the bill is merely to amend the prior bill so that those men will not be discriminated against by having their changed day off fall just ahead of the middle of the week. The purpose is to prevent that discrimination, and let them have their increase in pay as well as all the policemen would and as all the firemen would who are not affected by that particular changed day off.

Mr. NEELY. Mr. President, I should like to join in the remarks just made by the distinguished Senator from South Dakota. It is my sincere hope that as a matter of justice action will at once be taken on this bill.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.

The bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, was read the third time, and passed, as follows:

Be it enacted, etc., That subsection (c) of section 405 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1953 (67 Stat. 77) is amended by adding after the word "workweeks" the following: "except that with respect to employees of the Fire Department the first pay period shall be for the period July 1 to July 11, 1953, inclusive.”

SEC. 2. Section 405 of such act is amended by adding thereto the following:

"(d) (1) For the purpose of computing pay of officers and members of the Fire Department of the District of Columbia for the pay period July 1 to July 11, 1953, inclusive, any day off taken by any such officer or member during the period July 1 to July 4, 1953, inclusive, shall be considered as a workday if such officer or member worked or was otherwise in a pay status for an equivalent day in the period June 28 to June 30, 1953, inclusive: Provided, That any such day off falling on July 4, 1953, shall not entitle any such officer or member to additional holiday compensation for that day.

“(2) For the purpose of this subsection the The PRESIDING OFFICER. The term 'day off' means any of the days off duty clerk will state the joint resolution by in each 7 day period to which each officer

title.
and member of such Fire Department is en-
titled pursuant to section 2 of the act ap-

The CHIEF CLERK. A joint resolution proved June 19, 1948 (62 Stat. 498), but such

(H. J. Res. 294) continuing the availterm does not include any 'platoon change ability of appropriations for the Small day off,' as such term is used in such Fire Defense Plants Administration for the Department.”

month of July 1953, and for other pur

poses. EXTENSION OF EXCESS-PROFITS Mr. JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. PresiTAX

dent, as I told the majority leader yesThe Senate resumed the consideration terday, I think the joint resolution is of the bill (H. R. 5898) to extend until have no objection to it. I hope it will

essential and necessary. The minority December 31, 1953, the period with respect to which the excess-profits tax

be approved by the Senate without delay.

The shall be effective.

PRESIDING OFFICER. The The PRESIDING OFFICER. The bill joint resolution is open for amendment. is open to amendment.

If there be no amendment to be proMr. LONG. Mr. President, is the posed, the question is on the engrossexcess profits tax bill now before the ment and third reading of the joint Senate?

resolution. The PRESIDING OFFICER. It is.

The joint resolution was ordered to a Mr. LONG. I believe there are some

third reading, was read the third time, Senators who wish to offer amendments and passed. to the bill.

PROPOSED SUPPLEMENTAL APPROREPORT OF A COMMITTEE

PRIATION FOR PAYMENT OF The following report of a committee

CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES, AUDITED was submitted:

CLAIMS, AND JUDGMENTS (S. DOC.
By Mr. BRIDGES, from the Committee on

NO. 58)
Appropriations:
H. J. Res. 294. Joint resolution continuing

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the the availability of appropriations for the Senate a communication from the PresiSmall Defense Plants Administration for the dent of the United States, transmitting month of July 1953, and for other purposes; a proposed supplemental appropriation without amendment (Rept. No. 582).

involving an increase of $7,923,955.07 in

the amount necessary for payment of CONTINUING THE AVAILABILITY OF claims for damages, audited claims, and APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SMALL judgments, which, with the accompany

ing papers, was referred to the CommitDEFENSE PLANTS ADMINISTRA

tee on Appropriations and ordered to be TION FOR THE MONTH OF JULY

printed.
1953
Mr. KNOWLAND. Mr. President, I

PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS
have another matter of a noncontrover-
sial nature which I have taken up with

Petitions, etc., were laid before the the minority leader. Under the unani- Senate and referred as indicated: mous-consent agreement it was intended

By the VICE PRESIDENT: that we have a morning hour prior to

A concurrent resolution of the Legislature considering the excess-profits-tax bill.

of the State of Michigan; to the Committee

on Post Office and Civil Service: I move that the unfinished business be

"House Concurrent Resolution 61 temporarily laid aside and that the Senate proceed to consider House Joint Res

“Concurrent resolution requesting the Post

master General and the Congress of the olution 294. I have discussed the mat

United States to provide for the issuance ter with the minority leader. The res

of a special postage stamp commemorating olution has been reported by the the life and public services of the late Committee on Appropriations without Stephen Tyng Mather, first Director of the amendments. It is House Joint Resolu National Park Service of the United States tion 294, continuing the availability of “Whereas the national parks of the United appropriations for the Small Defense States so eloquently emphasize significant Plants Administration for the month of

historic events and display so many of the July 1953, and for other purposes.

world's outstanding wonders, inspiring simiAt the time the general continuing

lar programs in every continent of the world;

and resolution was considered, the Small De

"Whereas this system of national parks infense Plants Administration was not in cludes such a plethora of ethnic and geologic cluded in the provisions thereof since its marvels, so much preeminent in flora and life was due to expire on June 30, 1953. fauna, and so many of the most glorious of Subsequent thereto, legislation has been

the world's scenic areas; and enacted-Public Law 95, approved June

"Whereas Stephen Tyng Mather, first Di

rector of the National Park Service, by his 30, 1953—which extends the life of this

deep appreciation of the great present and agency through July 31, 1953.

future values of the areas brought into the The joint resolution provides for the national park system, by his executive abiluse of $300,000 of the unobligated bal ity and his rare judgment of men, by his ance of the 1953 appropriations for the enthusiastic leadership of nature lovers evmonth of July to pay salaries and ex

erywhere, by his rare personality and great penses. It also authorizes the use of the

gift for friendship, by his constant enthusi

asm and his health-wrecking devotion to revolving fund to operate under con

his great ends, was the predominant influtracts made prior to the close of the

ence in development of this great national fiscal year 1953.

system and similar conservation programs

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