HL Deb 04 February 2003 vol 644 cc17-8WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether employees of the United Nations or any of the subsidiary organisations who are employed mainly or wholly in the United Kingdom are subject to employment law; and, if so, to which parts and why. [HL1164]

Baroness Amos

In general, United Kingdom employment law does not apply to employees of the United Nations or the specialised agencies of the United Nations; those bodies generally have internal regulations relating to employment contracts. The United Nations and specialised agencies have immunity from suit and legal process as set out in the International Organisations Act 1968 and legislation made thereunder.