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APPENDIX A

ARRANGEMENTS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE

1. In accordance with article 8, paragraph 2 (d) of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Seabed Authority, staff members who are nationals of those Member States which have ratifed or acceded to that Protocol shall be “immune from national service obligations” in the armed services of the country of their nationality “ provided that, in relation to States of which they are national, such immunity shall be confned to offcials of the Authority whose names have, by reason of their duties, been placed upon a list compiled by the Secretary-General and approved by the State concerned; should other offcials of the Authority be called up for national service, the State concerned shall, at the request of the Secretary-General, grant such temporary deferments in the call-up of such offcials as may be necessary to avoid interruption in the continuation of essential work”.

2. Any requests to Government which have not ratifed or acceded to the Protocol to defer or exempt staff members from military service by reason of their employment with the Authority shall be made by the Secretary-General and not by the staff member concerned.

3. Staff members who have completed one year of satisfactory probationary service or who have a permanent appointment may, if called by a Member Government for military service, whether for training or active duty, be placed on special leave without pay for the duration of their required military service. Other staff members, if called for military service, shall be separated from the Authority according to the terms of their appointments.

4. Astaff member called for military service who is placed on special leave without pay shall have the terms of appointment maintained as they were on the last day of service before the staff member went on leave without pay. The staff member’s re-employment in theAuthority shall be guaranteed, subject only to the normal rules governing necessary reductions in force or abolition of posts. 5. In the interpretation of rule 9.1 (c), the period of special leave without pay for military service shall be counted for the purpose of establishing seniority. 6. A staff member on special leave without pay for military service shall be required to advise the Secretary-General within 90 days after release frommilitary service, if the staff member wishes to be restored to active duty with theAuthority. The staff member shall also be required to submit a certifcate of completion of military service.

7. If a staff member, after the period of required military service, elects to continue such service or if the staff member fails to obtain a certifed release therefrom, the Secretary-General will determine, on the merits of the particular case, whether further special leave without pay will be granted and whether re-employment rights shall be maintained.

8. If the staff member’s absence on special leave without pay appears likely to last six months or more, the Authority will pay, if so requested, for transporting

Staff Rules, Appendix A

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