ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTION NO. 2000/25

UNMIK/DIR/2000/25

6 October 2000

 

 

IMPLEMENTING UNMIK REGULATION NO. 2000/13 ON THE CENTRAL CIVIL REGISTRY

 

 

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

 

Pursuant to the authority given to him under section 8 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/13 of 17 March 2000 on the Central Civil Registry,

 

Considering that the initial registration period, as referenced in UNMIK Administrative Direction No. 2000/08 of 27 April 2000, has concluded,

 

Hereby gives the following Administrative Direction:

 

 

Section 1

Special Needs Registrants

 

1.1†††††† The following categories of persons shall be eligible for registration as special needs registrants:

 

(a)          A person who was unable to attend a registration center during the initial registration period because he or she was unable to leave his or her home due to severe mobility limitations.

 

(b)         A person who resides in either the Shtimlje Mental Institute or the Pristina Elderly Home and was unable to attend a registration center during the initial registration period due to the personís residence in either institution.

 

(c)          A person who was unable to attend a registration center during the initial registration period because the person was unable to leave his or her home and immediate surrounds due to a well-founded apprehension of serious physical or mental harm through intimidation, harassment, actual or threatened violence, or other offensive act to the person or his or her property, by reason of the personís language, religion, political, national or social origin, or association or lack of association with a community as defined in UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/45 of 11 August 2000.

 

(d)         A person who was continuously incarcerated in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the initial registration period and who was unable to attend a registration center during the initial registration period due to such incarceration.

 

Section 2

Eligibility

 

2.1††††††††††† Eligibility under one of the special needs categories defined in section 1.1 above shall be established by clear and convincing evidence.The method and sufficiency of proof necessary to establish such eligibility shall be determined by the OSCE Director of Elections.

 

2.2†††††† In order to establish eligibility for civil and voter registration, a special needs registrant, as defined in section 1.1 above, shall submit valid proof of the registration criteria established in UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/13 of 17 March 2000 on the Central Civil Registry and UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/21 of 18 April 2000 on the Central Election Commission.

 

 

Section 3

Procedures

 

The procedures, processes and modalities of registering a person who seeks registration as a special needs registrant, as defined in section 1.1 above, shall be determined and announced by the OSCE Director of Elections.

 

 

Section 4

Delegation of Function

 

The functions of the Civil Registrar under sections 2, 3 and 4 of UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/13 shall be temporarily delegated to the OSCE Director of Elections for the purpose of registering special needs registrants, as defined in section 1.1 of the present Administrative Direction.

 

 

Section 5

Voting

 

Voting by a person who establishes eligibility as a special needs registrant, as defined in section 1.1 above, shall be conducted in accordance with the Electoral Rules of the Central Election Commission, issued pursuant to the authority granted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General under UNMIK Regulation No. 2000/21 of 18 April 2000.

 

 


Section 6

Entry into Force

 

The present Administrative Direction shall enter into force on 6 October 2000.

 

 

 

Bernard Kouchner

Special Representative of the Secretary-General