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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

State Parties of the this Protocol,

aiming to take necessary measures for the purpose of implementation of provisions of the Agreement on Groups of military observers and collective forces on peacekeeping signed in Kiev on March 20, 1992 in the Commonwealth of Independent States (further referred to as "Agreement") and, in particular, article 7 of this Agreement,

being effective in strict compliance with the obligations on Articles of organization of the United Nations,

considering positive experiment and the fundamental principles of carrying out transactions of the UN on peacekeeping in the maximum degree,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

Groups of military observers and Collective forces on peacekeeping (further referred to as "Group on peacekeeping") are created temporarily according to the decision of Council of heads of states and can be entered into the area of the conflict only after achievement of Cease-Fire Agreements or truce.

The group on peacekeeping is not involved in fighting and does not use weapon, except as specified self-defenses and reflections of attempts of violent discharge from accomplishment of the functions.

The group on peacekeeping abstains from any actions not compatible to impartial and neutral nature of their obligations or contradicting spirit of the this Protocol.

The group on peacekeeping and her members observe all local laws. The commander Gruppoy takes all proper measures for ensuring compliance with these obligations.

Article 2

The government of the state in the territory of which the Group on peacekeeping accommodates (further the referred to as "Government of the host state") recognizes the right of Group to hoist its colors * over the headquarters, other rooms in places of dislocation, and also on land and water vehicles and in other cases according to the order of the Commander.

Land, water and air vehicles of Group on peacekeeping have identification marks which are reported to the Government of the host state.

The State Parties render to Group on peacekeeping every possible assistance, including provision of the right of free pass.

Article 3

The group on peacekeeping within the territory of the host state has the right to freely use radio, telephone, cable, facsimile and any other means of communication, including satellite, portable and portable radio stations, and to install for this purpose necessary technical equipment for maintenance of such communication in rooms of Group and between them, including laying of cables and land lines and the equipment of the stationary and portable transferring, accepting and relaying radio stations. The frequency ranges in which Group means of communication work are established in cooperation with the Government of the host state. Connection to local cable, telex and telephone to systems can be performed only after consultation with the Government of the host state. Use of cable, telex and telephone communication is performed free of charge.

The group on peacekeeping can take measures for the organization by the means of processing and delivery of private correspondence and mail, including the money transfers, parcels post and sending addressed to members of personnel of Group or proceeding from them. The government of the host state is informed of nature of such measures and does not make difficulties to correspondence of Group or its personnel and does not subject it to censorship.

Article 4

The group on peacekeeping and its personnel, and also their land, water, air vehicles and the equipment use freedom of travel within the territory of the host state. Large transfers of personnel, material and vehicles through the airports or on iron and to highways are performed in coordination with the Government of the host state.

Group vehicles, including all land, water and air military transport, are not subject to registration and do not need issue of permission from the Government of the host state provided that all such vehicles are insured against responsibility to the third party as it requires the relevant legislation.

When using of the roads which are in the territory of the host state, bridges, canals and other waterways, port installations and airfields the Group is not taxed, duties or charges, including the berth charges.

Article 5

The group on peacekeeping uses the status, privileges and immunities which are usually provided to personnel of transactions of the UN on peacekeeping according to the Convention on privileges and immunities of the united nations accepted by the United Nations General Assembly on February 13, 1946 (further referred to as with "Convention") and are provided by the this Protocol. Proceeding from it, the Government of the host state recognizes the right of Group on peacekeeping to import without restrictions the equipment, food, objects of supply and other goods which intend only for official use by Group.

Article 6

In coordination with the commander the Government of the Host State Group provides to Group on peacekeeping on a grant basis rooms and the parcels of land for the placement of the headquarters, camps and services necessary for carrying out operational and administrative activity of Group and accommodation of its personnel. Without prejudice to the fact that all such rooms and sites remain property of the host state they are inviolable and are subject to exclusive control and management from Group.

Article 7

The government of the host state shall assist in the greatest possible degree to Group on peacekeeping in providing water - and electric utility service and other required types of servicing on a grant basis or where it is impossible, on the most reduced rates, and in case of interruptions or threat of interruptions in rendering services to give as far as its opportunities allow, to needs of group the same attention, as well as to requirements of the main government services.

The group bears responsibility for maintenance and content in operability of the equipment provided to it.

The group on peacekeeping has the right in necessary cases to organize in the rooms occupied by it production of electricity for own consumption, and also to transfer and distribute the electric power received in such a way.

Access to such rooms of any person which is not the member of personnel of Group can be resolved only with the consent of the Commander.

Article 8

The government of the host state shall assist in the greatest possible degree to Group on peacekeeping in acquisition from the local sources of the equipment, food, objects of supply and other goods and services which are required for its existence and functioning and exempts Group from tax payment at official purchases.

Article 9

The group on peacekeeping and the Government of the host state cooperate in providing sanitation and render each other every possible assistance in questions of health care, in particular in fight against infectious diseases, according to international conventions.

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