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DECISION OF COUNCIL OF HEADS OF STATES OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

of January 19, 1996

About approval of the Regulations on Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States

Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States solved:

1. Approve Regulations on Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States it (is applied), meaning that carrying out each peacekeeping transaction in the Commonwealth is performed according to the Charter of the UN.

2. Charge to Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth to prepare drafts of the relevant documents determining content and procedure for financing, comprehensive ensuring activities, and also social security of personnel of Collective forces by peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States and to submit them for consideration of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth.

3. This Decision becomes effective from the date of its signing.

It is made in the city of Moscow on January 19, 1996 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Independent States which will send to each state which signed this Decision, its verified copy.

 

For the Azerbaijan Republic

For the Republic of Moldova

For the Republic of Armenia

For the Russian Federation 

For the Republic of Belarus

Belarus does not send the contingent in structure of peacekeeping forces

For the Republic of Tajikistan

For Georgia

For Turkmenistan 

For the Republic of Kazakhstan

For the Republic of Uzbekistan 

For the Kyrgyz Republic 

For Ukraine 

Appendix

Approved by the Decision of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States of January 19, 1996

Regulations on Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States

I. General provisions

1. Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - KSPM) are temporary coalition forming which is created for carrying out peace support operation for the purpose of assistance to settlement of the conflicts in the territory of any State Party of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

2. The international legal basis of creation and use of Collective forces on peacekeeping is constituted:

Articles of organization of the United Nations;

Charter of the Commonwealth of Independent States;

The agreement on Groups of military observers and Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States of March 20, 1992;

The protocol on the status of Groups of military observers and Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States of May 15, 1992;

The protocol on temporary procedure for forming and involvement of Groups of military observers and Collective forces on peacekeeping in zones of the conflicts between the states and in the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States of May 15, 1992;

The protocol on completing, structure, material and financial provision of Groups of military observers and Collective forces on peacekeeping in the Commonwealth of Independent States of May 15, 1992;

bilateral and multilateral international agreements in the field of peacekeeping activities.

3. On carrying out each peace support operation (далееОПМ) the relevant decision is made.

The basic political decision on carrying out transaction with use of KSPM is made by Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - Council of heads of states) consensus on the basis of the address of one or several State Parties of the Commonwealth, at request or with the consent of all conflicting parties, and also on condition of achievement between them ceases fire agreement also other hostile actions to the direction in KSPM conflict zone.

The mandate on each OPM affirms Council of heads of states for representation of Council of Foreign Ministers of state members of the Commonwealth (further - Council of Foreign Ministers) and the Council of Ministers of Defense of the State Parties of the Commonwealth (further - the Council of Ministers of Defense).

Council of heads of states without delay informs on the made decision on carrying out OPM the UN Security Council and the Chairman of OSCE.

Proceeding from situation, scales of the conflict and according to the Charter of the UN, Council of heads of states can request powers (mandate) and financial resources from the UN Security Council on carrying out OPM.

Activities of KSPM shall not violate the sovereignty, the territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of the states in the territory of which it is performed.

OPM does not replace settlement of the conflict by negotiations.

4. Allocation of the military contingents, military observers, police (militia) and civil personnel in structure of KSPM is performed according to the legislation of the sending states.

II. Structure, tasks and functions of Collective forces on peacekeeping

5. The structure of KSPM is determined by the decision of Council of heads of states and the Mandate on carrying out OPM. Proceeding from amount of solvable tasks and specific situation in conflict zone the structure of KSPM can include military, police (militia) and civil personnel of which are created:

Joint command;

military units (divisions);

group of military observers;

group of experts;

divisions of police (militia);

parts (division) fighting and material logistics;

other bodies and divisions providing accomplishment of objectives.

6. When carrying out OPM the following tasks can be assigned to KSPM:

observation of accomplishment of conditions of truce and the Cease-Fire Agreement, assistance to creation of safe situation in restless areas by ensuring visible presence of KSPM;

designation of zones of responsibility, separation of warring parties, creation of demilitarized zones, zones of separation, humanitarian corridors, assistance of dekontsentration of forces of the parties, prevention of their movements and collisions in these zones;

creation of conditions for negotiations and other actions for peaceful settlement of the conflict, to recovery of legality and law and order, normal functioning of the public and public institutions and organizations;

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