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Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Our Mission

Provide legal advice and services to client bureaus and principal officers of the Department of State on matters of particular importance to United States foreign policy interests in the area of public diplomacy and public affairs

Immunity from Judicial Seizure Program

Immunity from Judicial Seizure Statute (22 U.S.C. 2459)

Immunity from seizure under judicial process of cultural objects imported for temporary storage, conservation, scientific research, exhibition, or display

Statutory Text Immunity from Judicial Seizure Statute (22 U.S.C. 2459)

Executive Order No. 12047

Executive Order 12047, March 27, 1978, 43 F.R. 13359, as amended by Executive Order 12388, October 14, 1982, 47 F.R. 46245.

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Application Procedure and Checklist

Application Procedure and Checklist

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Sample Language

Sample language for immunity

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U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future