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DIPLOMATIC PROPERTY AND CONSULAR CONVENTIONS ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

Section

   1.   Application.

   2.   Powers of consular officers in relation to property of deceased persons in Uganda.

   3.   Supplementary provisions as to section 2.

   4.   Incorporation of foreign State for the acquisition of land, etc.

   5.   Incorporation of foreign State maintaining diplomatic relations for the acquisition of land, etc.

   6.   Incorporation of Commonwealth countries for the acquisition of land, etc.

   7.   Saving.

 

CHAPTER 202
DIPLOMATIC PROPERTY AND CONSULAR CONVENTIONS ACT.

Commencement: 11 May, 1950.

   An Act to confer upon the consular officers of foreign States with which consular conventions are concluded by the Government certain powers relating to the administration of the estates and property of deceased persons and to enable certain foreign states and Commonwealth countries to acquire property in their own names.

 

1.   Application.

   (1) The Minister may by statutory order direct that sections 2 and 4 shall apply to any foreign State specified in the order, being a State with which a consular convention providing for matters for which provision is made by those sections has been concluded by the Government.

   (2) The Minister may by statutory order apply section 5 to any foreign State with which Uganda has established diplomatic relations, subject to any reservations or conditions which appear to him or her—

   (a)   to be necessary in order to restrict the facilities thereby granted to a foreign State to facilities substantially similar to those which the foreign State grants to Uganda or, if Uganda has no diplomatic representation in that State, would grant in the opinion of the Minister if Uganda had diplomatic representation in that State; or

   (b)   to be otherwise necessary in the interests of Uganda.

   (3) The Minister may refuse to apply section 5 to a foreign State if it appears to him or her that the State does not grant reciprocal facilities to Uganda or, if Uganda has no diplomatic representation in that State, would not grant reciprocal facilities to Uganda if Uganda had diplomatic representation in that State.

 

2.   Powers of consular officers in relation to property of deceased persons in Uganda.

   (1) Where any person who is a national of a State to which this section applies is named as executor in the will of a deceased person disposing property of Uganda, or is otherwise a person to whom a grant of representation to the estate in Uganda of a deceased person may be made, th

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