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Council Decision 2010/111/CFSPShow full title

Council Decision 2010/111/CFSP of 22 February 2010 extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

(a)

offer the Union’s advice and facilitate the political process;

(b)

promote overall Union political coordination and contribute to the reinforcement of internal Union coordination and coherence in BiH, including through briefings to Union Heads of Mission and participation in, or representation at, their regular meetings; by chairing a coordination group composed of all Union actors present in the field with a view to coordinating the implementation aspects of the Union’s action, and by providing them with guidance on relations with the BiH authorities;

(c)

promote overall Union coordination of, and give local political direction to, Union efforts in tackling organised crime, without prejudice to the leading role of the European Union Police Mission (EUPM) in coordinating the policing aspects of such efforts and to the ALTHEA (EUFOR) military chain of command;

(d)

without prejudice to the military chain of command, offer the EU Force Commander political guidance on military issues with a local political dimension, in particular concerning sensitive operations, relations with local authorities and with the local media;

(e)

consult with the EU Force Commander before taking political action that may have an impact on the security situation;

(f)

ensure consistency and coherence of Union action towards the public; the EUSR spokesperson shall be the main EU point of contact for BiH media on Common Foreign and Security Policy/Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP) issues;

(g)

maintain an overview of the whole range of activities in the field of the rule of law and, in this context, provide the HR and the Commission with advice as necessary;

(h)

provide the Head of Mission of the EUPM with local political guidance; the EUSR and the Civilian Operation Commander shall consult each other as required;

(i)

as part of the broader approach to the rule of law taken by the international community and the BiH authorities and, drawing upon the EUPM’s provision of technical policing expertise and assistance in this respect, support the preparation and implementation of police restructuring;

(j)

provide support for a reinforced and more effective BiH criminal justice/police interface, in close liaison with the EUPM;

(k)

consult with the Head of the EUPM before taking political action that may have an impact on the police and security situation;

(l)

as far as activities regarding police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including Europol, and related Union activities are concerned, provide the HR and the Commission with advice as necessary, and take part in the required local coordination;

(m)

with a view to coherence and possible synergies, continue to be consulted on priorities for the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance;

(n)

support the planning for a reinforced Union presence in the context of the closure of the Office of the High Representative (OHR), including providing advice on public information aspects of the transition, in close coordination with the Commission;

(o)

contribute to the development and consolidation of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in BiH, in accordance with the EU human rights policy and EU Guidelines on Human Rights;

(p)

engage with relevant BiH authorities on their full cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY);

(q)

provide political advice and facilitation in the process of constitutional reform;

(r)

without prejudice to the applicable chains of command, provide help to ensure that all Union instruments in the field are applied coherently to attain the Union’s policy objectives.

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