ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2000/16
20 July 2000
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,
Pursuant to the authority given to him under UNMIK Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo,
Whereas section 5.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 1999/1 provides, inter alia, that regulations shall be published in a manner that ensures their wide dissemination by public announcement and publication,
For the purpose of enabling public access to certain official documents issued by UNMIK through publication of an official gazette,
Hereby gives the following administrative direction:
An official gazette shall be published and made available to the public of Kosovo. The official gazette shall be an UNMIK publication.
Content of Official Gazette
The official gazette shall contain UNMIK regulations and administrative directions issued by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may at any time authorize the inclusion of additional information in the official gazette. Such authorization shall itself be published in the official gazette.
Languages of Official Gazette
3.1†††††† All information contained in each issuance of the official gazette shall be in the English, Albanian and Serbian languages, published together as one volume. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General may at any time authorize special arrangements to be made for the official gazette to be translated and published in the language of any other ethnic or linguistic community living in Kosovo.
3.2†††††† In the case of any disparity between the translations as to the meaning of information contained within the official gazette, the English text shall prevail.
Validity of Official UNMIK Documents
4.1†††††† The validity of UNMIK regulations, administrative directions or other official UNMIK information or documents is not affected by their inclusion in, or omission from, the official gazette
4.2†††††† The UNMIK Legal Adviserís Office shall certify the correctness of the English version of the UNMIK documents reproduced in the official gazette.
The Administrative Department of Public Services shall have overall responsibility for the publication of the official gazette.
Entry into Force
The present administrative direction shall enter into force on 20 July 2000.
Special Representative of the Secretary-General