ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2000/22

UNMIK/DIR/2000/22

16 September 2000

 

 

IMPLEMENTING UNMIK REGULATION NO. 2000/37 ON THE CONDUCT OF THE PRINT MEDIA IN KOSOVO

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under section 5 of the UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/37 of 17 June 2000 on the Conduct of the Print Media in Kosovo,

 

Hereby gives the following Administrative Direction:

 

 

Section 1

Temporary Code of Conduct

 

1.1       In accordance with section 1.2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/37 of 17 June 2000 on the Conduct of the Print Media in Kosovo, the Temporary Code of Conduct for the Print Media in Kosovo, issued by the Temporary Media Commissioner on 25 August 2000, and annexed to the present administrative direction, is hereby promulgated.

 

1.2       The promulgation of the Temporary Code of Conduct for the Print Media in Kosovo is without prejudice to section 4 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/37.

 

 

Section 2

Termination

 

The Temporary Code of Conduct shall cease to exist on 1 January 2001, unless in the opinion of the Temporary Media Commissioner, or of his or her successor, the Interim Media Commission, no effective, professional, self-regulatory system is operational or special circumstances pursuant to section 1 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/37 continue to exist after 1 January 2001.  In such case, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General may, upon recommendation of the Temporary Media Commissioner, or of his or her successor, the Interim Media Commission, extend the period of validity of the Temporary Code of Conduct for a further ninety (90) days after 1 January 2001, and such further periods of ninety (90) days as required, as recommended by the Temporary Media Commissioner, or by his or her successor, the Interim Media Commission.

 

 


Section 3

Entry into Force

 

The present administrative direction shall enter into force on 16 September 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General