UNMIK/REG/2000/30

20 May 2000

REGULATION NO. 2000/30

ON STAMPS AND HEADINGS OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS OF COURTS, PROSECUTORS' OFFICES AND PENAL ESTABLISHMENTS

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,

For the purpose of ensuring the proper administration of justice,

Hereby promulgates the following:

Section 1
Stamps of Courts, Public Prosecutors' Offices and Penal Establishments

1.1 The stamp of each court, public prosecutor's office and penal establishment shall be circular and shall contain:

a) The emblem of the United Nations with "UNMIK" added to the top of the emblem at the same distance from the centre of the emblem as the olive branches, which surround the representation of the world;

b) "Kosovo" in Albanian, Serbian and English in capital letters equal in font, size and all other print characteristics; and

c) The name of the court, public prosecutor's office or penal establishment in Albanian, Serbian and English in capital letters equal in font, size and all other print characteristics.

1.2 Item (a) shall be at the centre of the stamp, with item (b) contiguous to it, and item (c) appearing between two concentric circles, with the inner concentric circle encompassing items (a) and (b). The arrangement of items (a), (b) and (c) shall be such that the stamp shall be identical in form to the example of the stamp appearing as Annex A to the present regulation.

1.3 No court, public prosecutor's office or penal establishment shall use in any form an emblem or coat-of-arms or symbol as a representation of its authority other than the one described in item (a) of Section 1.1 and displayed in Annex A to the present regulation.

1.4 A court, public prosecutor's office or penal establishment may not use a stamp to represent its authority if it has not been issued or approved by the Administrative Department of Justice.

Section 2
Official Documentation of Courts, Public Prosecutors' Offices and Penal Establishments

2.1 Official documents issued by a court, public prosecutor's office or penal establishment shall have as a heading "Interim Administration of Kosovo" followed by the name of the court, public prosecutor's office or penal establishment immediately beneath.

2.2 The heading "Interim Administration of Kosovo" shall be centered at the top of the initial page of each official document, and shall appear in three languages on three successive lines, with English on top, Albanian second and Serbian third. The heading in all three languages shall be identical in font, size and all other print characteristics. The form, content and arrangement of the heading shall be identical to the heading appearing as Annex B to the present regulation.

Section 3
Implementation

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

Section 4
Applicable Law

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

Section 5
Entry into Force

The present regulation shall enter into force on 20 May 2000.

Bernard Kouchner
Special Representative of the Secretary-General