Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Kosovo and Metohija Status Negotiation Statement by Dušan Proroković, State Secretary.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Kosovo and Metohija Status Negotiation Statement by Dušan Proroković, State Secretary."— Presentation transcript:

1 Kosovo and Metohija Status Negotiation Statement by Dušan Proroković, State Secretary

2

3

4

5 Resolution 1244 Adopted by the Security Council at its 4011th meeting, on 10 June 1999

6 Article 10 Authorizes the Secretary-General, with the assistance of relevant international organizations, to establish an international civil presence in Kosovo in order to provide an interim administration for Kosovo under which the people of Kosovo can enjoy substantial autonomy within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and which will provide transitional administration while establishing and overseeing the development of provisional democratic self-governing institutions to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo;

7

8

9 Number of IDP:

10

11

12

13 Serbs in Kosovo and Metohia

14

15

16 All Serbian proposals for substantial autonomy were refused by Albanian side, since 2005

17 Serbian proposal To ensure a true autonomy of Kosovo and Metohija within Serbia, with a partial right of Kosovo and Metohija to international representation.

18 Serbian proposal The reserved jurisdiction of Serbia would include: 1. Foreign affairs 1. Foreign affairs 2. Border control 2. Border control 3. Protection of Serbian religious and cultural heritage 3. Protection of Serbian religious and cultural heritage 4. Defense; defense would be a reserved jurisdiction of Serbia not applied on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija. Kosovo and Metohija would be a demilitarized territory where international military forces would engage in security provision activities under UN control. 4. Defense; defense would be a reserved jurisdiction of Serbia not applied on the territory of Kosovo and Metohija. Kosovo and Metohija would be a demilitarized territory where international military forces would engage in security provision activities under UN control.

19 Serbian proposal The cooperation policy between central authorities in Belgrade and provincial institutions in Pristina would have to exist in the following areas: 1. Monetary policy 1. Monetary policy 2. Customs policy 2. Customs policy

20 Serbian proposal The exclusive scope of competences of provincial institutions of Kosovo and Metohija would include: 1. Budget and economic policy 1. Budget and economic policy 2. Agriculture 2. Agriculture 3. Media 3. Media 4. Education 4. Education 5. Environmental protection 5. Environmental protection 6. Youth and sport 6. Youth and sport 7. Fiscal policy and tax collection 7. Fiscal policy and tax collection 8. Internal affairs 8. Internal affairs 9. Health 9. Health 10. Energy sector 10. Energy sector 11. Infrastructure 11. Infrastructure 12. Employment 12. Employment

21 Kosovo and Metohija Parliament would have a legislative authority in all areas of exclusive scope of competences of Kosovo and Metohija. Kosovo and Metohija Parliament would have a legislative authority in all areas of exclusive scope of competences of Kosovo and Metohija. The Kosovo and Metohija Government would independently enforce laws passed by the Kosovo and Metohija Parliament, without any interference on behalf of Belgrade. The Kosovo and Metohija Government would independently enforce laws passed by the Kosovo and Metohija Parliament, without any interference on behalf of Belgrade. Kosovo and Metohija would have an independent, fully integral judiciary system in charge of cases in exclusive scope of competences of Kosovo and Metohija and in other cases as defined by the agreement. During the transition period and due to the deplorable situation Kosovo and Metohija judiciary is in, an EU monitoring mechanism would be put in place, together with international judges. Kosovo and Metohija would have an independent, fully integral judiciary system in charge of cases in exclusive scope of competences of Kosovo and Metohija and in other cases as defined by the agreement. During the transition period and due to the deplorable situation Kosovo and Metohija judiciary is in, an EU monitoring mechanism would be put in place, together with international judges. Serbian proposal

22 Serbia is an internationally recognized entity Serbia is an internationally recognized entity -Kosovo and Metohija is entitled to have negotiations with other countries and international organizations in those areas pertaining to exclusive scope of competences of Kosovo and Metohija. Serbia only formally signs agreements signed by Kosovo and Metohija. -Kosovo and Metohija is entitled to have negotiations with other countries and international organizations in those areas pertaining to exclusive scope of competences of Kosovo and Metohija. Serbia only formally signs agreements signed by Kosovo and Metohija. - In those areas pertaining to reserved jurisdiction of Serbia, the Kosovo and Metohija representatives would be involved in negotiations and agreement preparations to be signed by Serbia. - In those areas pertaining to reserved jurisdiction of Serbia, the Kosovo and Metohija representatives would be involved in negotiations and agreement preparations to be signed by Serbia. -Kosovo and Metohija would be entitled to establish trading and industry representative offices in other countries. -Kosovo and Metohija would be entitled to establish trading and industry representative offices in other countries. -Kosovo and Metohija could be a member of regional initiatives and international organizations which provide such options for non-sovereign members, primarily international financial institutions -Kosovo and Metohija could be a member of regional initiatives and international organizations which provide such options for non-sovereign members, primarily international financial institutions -Serbia would offer diplomatic and consular protection to all citizens, while the Office for Consular Affairs of Kosovo and Metohija would be established within Serbia’s diplomatic and consular offices. -Serbia would offer diplomatic and consular protection to all citizens, while the Office for Consular Affairs of Kosovo and Metohija would be established within Serbia’s diplomatic and consular offices. -Foreign countries would be allowed to establish their diplomatic and consular offices in Priština all the way to the level of the Consulate General. -Foreign countries would be allowed to establish their diplomatic and consular offices in Priština all the way to the level of the Consulate General.

23 Comparative Overview of the Cases of Hong Kong, Åland Islands, and the Serbian Status Proposal for Kosovo and Metohija

24 Hong KongÅland IslandsKosovo and Metohija Basic features of the Cases  In 1997 returned to China’s sovereignty – after 155 years of British colonial rule  Ethnic majority – Chinese (95%)  HK Basic Law stemming out from the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration  After Russo-Swedish War ( ) Russia gains Finland and ÅI  Ethnic majority – Swedish (95%)  In 1917 Finland independent  After 1917, 96,2% of adult population signed the petition for unification with Sweden  In 1921 the League of Nations decides that ÅI remains within the sovereignty of Finland, with a high degree of autonomy  Current constitutional-legal framework: Act on the Autonomy of Åland in accordance with Article 120 of the Constitution of Finland  Since June 1999 (8 years) under UN administration  Ethnic majority – Albanian (81%)  Current constitutional-legal framework: UN SC Res 1244, Constitution of Serbia, and Constitutional Framework for Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo  Proposal: internationally guaranteed status agreement on KM, new UN SC Res, Constitution of Serbia, and Constitution of KM; 20-years timeframe

25 Constitutional- Legal Definition of Territory  Upholding national unity and territorial integrity and taking account of the history of HK and its realities, the PRC has decided to establish, in accordance with the provisions of Article 31 of the Constitution of the PRC, a HK Special Administrative Region upon resuming the exercise of sovereignty over HK. (Sino-British Joint Declaration, Article 3.1)  The HK Special Administrative Region will be directly under the authority of the Central People’s Government of the PRC. The HK Special Administrative Region will enjoy a high degree of autonomy, except in foreign and defence affairs which are the responsibilities of the Central People’s Government. (Sino-British Joint Declaration, Article 3.2)  The sovereignty of the ÅI is recognised to belong to Finland. (Decision of the Council of the League of Nations on the ÅI, Article 1)  The territory of Finland is indivisible. The national borders can not be altered without the consent of the Parliament. (Constitution of Finland, Section 4) Åland comprises the territory it has at the time of the entry into force of this Act and the territorial waters directly adjacent to its land territory according to the enactments in force on the limits of the territorial waters of Finland. If the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the State are extended beyond the limits of the territorial waters the jurisdiction and sovereignty of Åland may be likewise extended, as agreed by the State and Åland. (Act on the Autonomy of Åland, Section 2)  […] the Province of Kosovo and Metohija is an integral part of the territory of Serbia, that it has the status of a substantial autonomy within the sovereign state of Serbia and that from such status of the Province of Kosovo and Metohija follow constitutional obligations of all state bodies to uphold and protect the state interests of Serbia in Kosovo and Metohija in all internal and foreign political relations […] (Constitution of Serbia, Preamble)  In the Republic of Serbia, there are the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. The substantial autonomy of the Autonomous province of Kosovo and Metohija shall be regulated by the special law which shall be adopted in accordance with the proceedings envisaged for amending the Constitution. (Constitution of Serbia, Article 182.2)

26


Download ppt "Kosovo and Metohija Status Negotiation Statement by Dušan Proroković, State Secretary."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google