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Council Decision 2010/109/CFSPShow full title

Council Decision 2010/109/CFSP of 22 February 2010 extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus

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Article 3U.K.Mandate

In order to achieve the policy objectives, the mandate of the EUSR shall be to:


develop contacts with governments, parliaments, the judiciary and civil society in the region;


encourage Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to cooperate on regional themes of common interest, such as common security threats, the fight against terrorism, trafficking and organised crime;


contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to assist in creating the conditions for progress on settlement of conflicts, including through recommendations for action related to civil society and rehabilitation of territories, without prejudice to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;


contribute to the settlement of conflicts and to facilitate the implementation of such settlement in close coordination with the United Nations Secretary-General and the UN Mobile Team, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and its Minsk Group;


provide the Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) with local political guidance;


intensify the Union’s dialogue with the main actors concerned regarding the region;


assist the Council in further developing a comprehensive policy towards the South Caucasus;


through a support team:

  • provide the Union with reporting and a continued assessment of the border situation,

  • facilitate confidence-building between Georgia and the Russian Federation, thereby ensuring efficient cooperation and liaison with all relevant actors,

  • establish relevant contacts in the conflict regions, thereby enabling the support team to contribute to confidence-building and to assess border-related issues in those regions, after terms of reference have been agreed with the Georgian government and consultations held with all parties concerned (excluding operational field activities in Abkhazia and South Ossetia),

  • assist the Georgian Border Police and other relevant government institutions in Tbilisi in the implementation of the comprehensive integrated border management strategy,

  • work with the Georgian authorities to increase communication between Tbilisi and the border, including mentoring. This shall be done by liaison and by working closely with all levels of the chain of command between Tbilisi and the border (excluding operational field activities in Abkhazia and South Ossetia);


contribute to the implementation of the EU human rights policy and EU Guidelines on Human Rights, in particular with regard to children and women in conflict affected areas, especially by monitoring and addressing developments in this regard.

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