REGULATION NO. 2000/46

UNMIK/REG/2000/46

15 August 2000

 

 

ON THE USE OF LANGUAGE IN COURT PROCEEDINGS  IN WHICH AN INTERNATIONAL JUDGE OR INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTOR PARTICIPATES

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

 

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo,

 

Taking into account UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/34 of 27 May 2000 Amending UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/6 of 15 February 2000 on the Appointment and Removal from Office of International Judges and International Prosecutors,

 

For the purpose of ensuring the proper administration of justice,

 

Hereby promulgates the following:

 

 

Section 1

Language Used in Court Proceedings

 

1.1       If an international judge or an international prosecutor initiates or is participating in court proceedings, those proceedings shall be conducted in English, in addition to any other language or languages required by applicable law.

 

1.2       Immediate interpretation and translation into another language or other languages shall be made in accordance with the applicable law.

 

 

Section 2

Implementation

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may issue administrative directions in connection with the implementation of the present regulation.

 

 


Section 3

Applicable Law

 

The present regulation shall supersede any provision in the applicable law which is inconsistent with it.

 

 

Section 4

Entry into Force

 

The present regulation shall enter into force on 15 August 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General