ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2000/11

UNMIK/DIR/2000/11

18 May 2000

 

 

IMPLEMENTING UNMIK REGULATION NO. 2000/16 ON THE REGISTRATION AND OPERATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN KOSOVO

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under section 7 of the UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 of 21 March 2000 on the Registration and Operation of Political Parties in Kosovo,

 

Hereby gives the following Administrative Direction:

 

 

Section 1

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

 

1.1         In accordance with section 2.1 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 of 21 March 2000,

a political party may apply for registration with the Political Parties Registration Unit, Civil Documents and Property Issues Section of UNMIK (hereinafter referred to as the “Registration Office”) in order to operate as a legal person in Kosovo.

 

1.2         The application for registration by a political party shall be in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 and shall include a written request to register the political party, signed by at least two members of the highest governing body of the political party.  The request shall include the names, addresses and other contact information of at least two individuals authorized to represent the political party and to receive official notices and inquiries.  The authorized representatives shall be eighteen (18) years or older. 

 

1.3         The application procedure is initiated by the submission of the documents required for registration pursuant to section 2.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 and section 1.2 of the present administrative direction.  The application procedure shall allow for the delayed submission of supporters registration forms required for registration pursuant to sections 2.3 and 2.4 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 and the present administrative direction.  In accordance with section 2.9 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16, the Registration Office shall issue to a political party a written decision accepting or denying registration within two (2) months of the completion of the application procedure by the political party.

 

1.4         In accordance with section 2.7 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16, applications for registration shall be published by the Registration Office and made available to the public in a central location during regular business hours.

 

 

Section 2

SUPPORTERS REGISTRATION FORMS

 

In accordance with section 2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16, applications for registration shall include a supporters registration form that shall contain the names, dates and places of birth, addresses and signatures of at least 4,000 supporters of the political party applying for registration.  Supporters registration forms prepared in connection with the certification of the political party pursuant to Electoral Rule no. 2000/3 Certification of Political Parties, Coalitions, Citizen's Initiatives and Independent Candidates may be submitted to the Registration Office for purposes of meeting the qualifying threshold referred to in the present section.

 

 

Section 3

VERIFICATION

 

3.1         In accordance with standard internal procedures, the Registration Office shall provide for the verification of supporters registration forms submitted by political parties in support of their application for registration to ensure compliance with the provisions of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 and the present administrative direction.

 

3.2         Only valid handwritten entries on supporters registration forms shall be counted for purposes of meeting the qualifying threshold referred to in section 2 of the present administrative direction. 

 

3.3         Signatures of persons below eighteen (18) years of age, signatures made by another person than indicated or signatures made in pencil shall be considered invalid.

 

3.4         Supporters registration forms shall include the name, date and place of birth, address and signature of the signature collector, who shall be eighteen (18) years or older.  Failure to comply with this provision shall render all entries listed on the subject supporters registration form(s) invalid.

 

3.5         Supporters registration forms that do not comply with the requirements set out in the

present section shall be returned for correction by the political party applying for registration.

 

3.6         The Registration Office shall maintain a Protocol for each verification indicating the total number of signatures listed on supporters registration forms submitted by political parties and the number of signatures found invalid.  The Protocol shall be appended to the written decision of the Registration Office accepting or denying registration.

 

 

Section 4

DENIAL OF REGISTRATION

 

4.1         The Registration Office may deny an application if the registration documents do not comply with the requirements of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16 and the present administrative direction.  In accordance with section 2.11 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/16, any decision by the Registration Office denying registration of a political party shall be automatically reviewed by a Review Committee.  If registration is denied, the Registration Office shall include an explanation of the grounds upon which registration was denied. 

 

4.2         The Registration Office may suspend or revoke a registration for violation of any provision of the present administrative direction.

 

 

Section 5

ENTRY INTO FORCE

                                                  

The present administrative direction shall enter into force on 18 May 2000.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     Bernard Kouchner

               Special Representative of the Secretary-General