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(Nov 18, 2013) On November 11, 2013, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Implementation of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, 5774-2013. (Text [in Hebrew], Knesset website (last visited Nov. 13, 2013).)
The passage of the Law enables Israel, which has been an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) since 2011, to become a full member. (Lahav Harkov, Knesset Passes Law Allowing Israel to Be CERN Member State, THE JERUSALEM POST (Nov. 12, 2013; Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Mar. 18, 2004), CERN DOCUMENT SERVER.)
The Protocol establishes the right of CERN officials and country representatives to enjoy immunity and status similar to those enjoyed by diplomats. It has been suggested that the objective of recognizing diplomatic rights under the CERN Protocol was "to prevent government intervention in its research." (Harkov, supra.)
The Law recognizes CERN as a legal entity in
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Last updated: 11/18/2013