International Civilian Representative for Kosovo

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The International Civilian Representative for Kosovo (ICR), supported by the International Civilian Office (ICO), was the European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for Kosovo (appointed by the Council of the European Union) which was re-appointed by the International Steering Group for Kosovo as the ICR pursuant to the Ahtisaari Plan.[1] The ICR was the "final authority in Kosovo regarding interpretation" of the Plan, and could, in principle, annul decisions or laws adopted by Kosovo authorities or sanction public officials who strayed from the Plan.[2][3] The ICR reported to the International Steering Group for Kosovo (ISG).[4] The ICR mandate was ended on 10 September 2012.[5]

The 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence was consistent with the Ahtisaari Plan.[6] Following the publication of the draft status proposal, an International Civilian Office preparation team has been set up in Pristina.

In September 2012, international supervision ended,[7] and Kosovo became responsible for its own governance.[8]

Preparation team leaders[edit]

  • Torbjorn Sohlstrom (2006-2007)
  • Jonas Jonsson (2007-2008)

International Civilian Representative[edit]

EU Special Representative[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Letter dated 26 March 2007 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, Addendum, Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement, United Nations Security Council, 26 March 2007, article 12.1, An International Steering Group (ISG) comprising key international stakeholders shall appoint an International Civilian Representative (ICR), and will seek United Nations Security Council endorsement of the appointment. The ICR and the European Union Special Representative (EUSR), appointed by the Council of the European Union, shall be the same person. 
  2. ^ Letter dated 26 March 2007 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, Addendum, Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement, United Nations Security Council, 26 March 2007, article 12.3 
  3. ^ Letter dated 26 March 2007 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council, United Nations Security Council, 26 March 2007, para. 11 of Annex 
  4. ^ Kosovo Under UNSCR 1244/99 2008 Progress Report, European Commission, November 5, 2008, p. 7 
  5. ^ http://www.ico-kos.org/f/pdf/COMMUNIQUE16thISG-Eng.pdf
  6. ^ Individual members of the Assembly of Kosovo (17 February 2008), 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence, 3. We accept fully the obligations for Kosovo contained in the Ahtisaari Plan, and welcome the framework it proposes to guide Kosovo in the years ahead. 
  7. ^ "Ending of supervised independence 10 September 2012". International Civilian Office. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sixteenth and final meeting of the International Steering Group for Kosovo". International Civilian Office. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.ico-kos.org/data/Image/PR_Constitutional_Amendments.pdf
  10. ^ http://eeas.europa.eu/policies/eu-special-representatives/former-special-representatives/index_en.htm
  11. ^ http://www.consilium.europa.eu/policies/foreign-policy/eu-special-representatives.aspx?lang=en
  12. ^ http://eeas.europa.eu/policies/eu-special-representatives/index_en.htm

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