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UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK): 28 Mar 2000

Situation Report
Originally published
Developments today, 28 March 2000 - Updated 3:30 p.m. EST
Civilian administration

Interim Administrative Council endorses establishment of an Ombudsperson: The Interim Administrative Council (AIC) today endorsed a draft resolution establishing the office of an Ombudsperson, which would promote and protect the rights and freedoms of all individuals in the territory. In a press statement, UNMIK said that an Ombudsperson would ensure that all people in Kosovo can exercise their rights and fundamental freedoms safeguarded by international human rights standards. The Ombudsperson will review and redress actions constituting an abuse of authority by the interim civil administration or any emerging central or local institution, it said.

The IAC also endorsed three other regulations on the establishment of Travel Documents, the Department of Posts and Telecommunications and the Kosovo Consolidated Budget. In addition, the Council named Gonzalo Retamal as the UNMIK co-head for the Department of Culture.

For further information, contact the Spokesman's Office: tel (212) 963-7161/2; fax (212) 963-7055.