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A/50/718-S/1995/920


General Assembly
Security  Council

Distr. GENERAL  

3 November 1995

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY  SECURITY COUNCIL
Fiftieth session  Fiftieth year
Agenda item 28
THE SITUATION IN BOSNIA
  AND HERZEGOVINA

          Letter dated 31 October 1995 from the Permanent Representatives
          of France, Germany, Italy, the Russian Federation, the United
          Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United
          States of America to the United Nations addressed to the
Secretary-General

  We should be grateful  if you would have the text of the agreements listed
below circulated  as an  official document  of the  General Assembly,  under
agenda item 28, and of the Security Council:

  (a)   Further declaration of principles  agreed by  the representatives of
the  Governments of  the Republic  of  Bosnia  and Herzegovina,  the Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)  and the Republic of  Croatia
on 26 September 1995 (annex I);

  (b)    Cease-fire Agreement  for  Bosnia  and  Herzegovina  signed by  the
Bosnian parties on 5 October 1995 (annex II).

(Signed)  Alain DEJAMMET(Signed)  Tono EITEL               
  AmbassadorAmbassador                       
  Permanent Representative ofPermanent Representative of      
  France to the United NationsGermany to the United Nations    

(Signed)  Serguei V. LAVROV(Signed)  Sir John WESTON           
  AmbassadorAmbassador                        
  Permanent Representative ofPermanent Representative of       
  the Russian Federation tothe United Kingdom of Great Britain
  the United Nationsand Northern Ireland to the       
United Nations                    

(Signed)  Madeleine K. ALBRIGHT(Signed)  Paolo FULCI               
  AmbassadorAmbassador                        
  Permanent Representative ofPermanent Representative of       
  the United States of AmericaItaly to the United Nations        
  to the United Nations

95-33670 (E)   081195  081195/...
*9533670*
ANNEX I

Further Agreed Basic Principles

(additional to  those signed  on 8  September 1995  at Geneva)   For  Agreed
Basic Principles 1 to 3, see A/50/419-S/1995/780, annex II.


  4.  Each of the two entities will honour the international obligations  of
Bosnia and  Herzegovina,  as  long  as the  obligation  is not  a  financial
obligation incurred by one entity without the consent of the other.

  5.    It is  the  goal that  free  democratic elections  be  held  in both
entities as  soon as  social conditions  permit.   In order to  maximize the
democratic effectiveness  of such  elections, the  following  steps will  be
taken by both entities.

  5.1    Both  Governments  will  immediately  pledge  their  full  support,
starting  immediately,  for  (a)  freedom  of  movement;  (b)  the  right of
displaced  persons  to  repossess   their  property  or   to  receive   just
compensation; (c) freedom of speech and of the press; and (d) protection  of
all other  internationally recognized human rights  in order  to enhance and
empower the democratic election process.

  5.2  As soon as possible the Organization  for Security and Cooperation in
Europe   (OSCE)  (or   other   international  organization)   will   station
representatives  in all  principal towns  throughout the  Federation and the
Republika Srpska  in Bosnia and Herzegovina  and publish  monthly reports as
to the  degree to  which (a)  the obligations listed  in all  of the  Agreed
Basic Principles  have been fulfilled, and  (b) social  conditions are being
restored to a level at which the election process may be effective.

  5.3  Within  30 days after the OSCE  delegations have concluded that  free
and  democratic  elections  can  be  properly  held  in  both  entities, the
Governments of the two entities will  conduct free and democratic  elections
and will fully cooperate with an international monitoring programme.

  6.   Following the elections,  the affairs and  prerogatives of Bosnia and
Herzegovina  will be  vested in  the following  institutions, in  accordance
with all of the Agreed Basic Principles.

  6.1  A  parliament or assembly, two thirds  of which will be elected  from
the territory  of the Federation,  and one third  from the  territory of the
Republika Srpska.    All parliamentary  actions  will  be by  majority  vote
provided that  the majority includes at  least one third  of the votes  from
each entity.

  6.2  A presidency,  two thirds of which will be elected from the territory
of  the Federation,  and  one  third  from the  territory  of the  Republika
Srpska. All presidency decisions will be  taken by majority vote,  provided,
however, that if one third or  more of the members disagree  with a decision
taken by the other members and declare that decision to be  destructive of a
vital interest  of the entity or  entities from which the dissenting members
were  elected, the matter  will be  referred immediately  to the appropriate
entity's/entities'   parliament.  If   any  such   parliament  confirms  the
dissenting position by a two-thirds vote,  then the challenged decision will
not take effect.

  6.3  A cabinet of such ministers as may be appropriate.

  6.4   A constitutional  court with  jurisdiction to  decide all  questions
arising  under the  Constitution of  Bosnia and  Herzegovina as  it  will be
revised in accordance with all of the Agreed Basic Principles.

  6.5   The parties  will negotiate  in the  immediate future as  to further
aspects of the management and operation of these institutions.

  6.6  The foregoing institutions will  have responsibility for the  foreign
policy  of Bosnia  and Herzegovina.   The parties will  negotiate further to
determine  the   extent  to   which  these   institutions  will  also   have
responsibility  for other matters  consistent with  all of  the Agreed Basic
Principles.

ANNEX II

Cease-fire Agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina,
5 October 1995


  The undersigned agree as follows:

1.   Commencing on  the effective  date defined  in paragraph  2 below,  the
parties  will  implement a  cease-fire throughout  all territory  within the
borders  of  Bosnia  and  Herzegovina by  terminating  all  hostile military
activities and by implementing the other provisions of this agreement.

2.  The cease-fire will  become effective at 0001 hours on 10 October  1995,
provided that at  that time full  gas and  electrical utility service  shall
have  been restored in the city of Sarajevo;  otherwise, the cease-fire will
become effective at 0001 hours on the day following such restoration.

3.   In  order to  allow for  the negotiation  and the  commencement  of the
implementation of a Peace Agreement,  this cease-fire will last  for 60 days
or  until  completion of  proximity  peace  talks  and  a peace  conference,
whichever is later.

4.    Pursuant  to the  cease-fire  obligation, on  the  effective date  all
parties  will immediately  ensure  that  all military  commanders issue  and
compel  compliance   with  clear   orders  precluding   (a)  all   offensive
operations; (b)  patrol and  reconnaissance activities  forward of  friendly
positions;  (c) all  offensive weapons' firings, including  sniper fire; (d)
the  laying of additional mines; and (e) the creation of additional barriers
or obstacles.

5.   Upon the effective date  all parties will  immediately ensure (a)  that
all  civilians and  prisoners will  be treated  humanely, and  (b)  that all
prisoners  of war  will be  exchanged under  the supervision  of the  United
Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).

6.   Commencing on  the effective  date the parties will  cooperate with the
cease-fire monitoring  activities of  UNPROFOR and  will immediately  report
violations to appropriate UNPROFOR authorities.

7.  Commencing on  the effective date all parties will provide free  passage
and  unimpeded road access  between Sarajevo  and Gorazde  along two primary
routes  (Sarajevo-Rogatica-Gorazde,  Belgrade-Gorazde) for  all non-military
and UNPROFOR traffic.

8.  During the  period of the cease-fire,  the undersigned will fully honour
the obligations undertaken through the Geneva  Agreed Basic Principles of  8
September 1995,  the  Framework Agreement  of  14  September 1995,  and  the
Further Agreed Principles of 26 September 1995,  including (without limiting
the generality  of  the foregoing)  the  obligation  to afford  all  persons
freedom of movement and all displaced persons the  right to return home  and
repossess their property.


For the Republic ofFor Republika Srpska:
Bosnia and Herzegovina:
(Signed)  A. IZETBEGOVIC(Signed)  Radovan KARADZIC

(Signed)  R. MLADIC      


5 October 1995


For the Federation of
Bosnia and Herzegovina:


(Signed)  A. IZETBEGOVIC


5 October 1995



Witness:Witness:                   


(Signed)  John MENZIES(Signed)  Slobodan MILOSEVIC
  US Ambassador


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