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Title: Declaration of Independence

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Declaration of Independence
  • Sunday, 17/02/2008 1720 Kosovo Declaration of
  • Assembly of Kosovo, We, the democratically-elect
    ed leaders of our people, hereby declare Kosovo
    to be an independent and sovereign state.
  • We accept fully the obligations for Kosovo
    contained in the Ahtisaari Plan

Kosovo Constitution
  • Article 147
  • Notwithstanding any provision of this
    Constitution, the International Civilian
    Representative shall, in accordance with the
    Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status
    Settlement dated 26 March 2007, be the final
    authority in Kosovo regarding interpretation of
    the civilian aspects of the said Comprehensive

Ahtisaari Annex IX
  • An International Civilian Representative (ICR)
    shall supervise the implementation of this
    Settlement and . . . be the final authority in
    Kosovo regarding interpretation of the civilian
    aspects of this Settlement . . . .
  • The powers and authorities of the ICR and the
    powers and authorities of the EUSR EULEX shall
    be vested in the same person.

Transition under Ahtisaari Plan
Article 15. Upon the entry into force of this
Settlement, there shall be a 120 day transition
period a) During the transition period, UNMIK
shall continue to exercise its mandate . . . in
consultation with the International Civilian
Representative (ICR) At the end of the
transition period, UNMIK's mandate shall expire
and all legislative and executive authority
vested in UNMlK shall be transferred en bloc to
the governing authorities of Kosovo . . . .
Security Council Resolution 1244
  • 10. Authorizes the Secretary-General . . . 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 . . .

Ahtisaari Plan
  • Article 11 Elections
  • No later than 9 months from the entry into force
    of this Settlement, Kosovo shall organize general
    and municipal elections in accordance with the
    terms of this Settlement and the new municipal
    boundaries . . . .