ROLUX on Wed, 14 Apr 1999 19:42:21 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> "Rambouillet was the beginning of the war"

"Rambouillet was the beginning of the war"

Interim Agreement for Peace and Self-Government in Kosovo,
Chapter 7: Implementation II, Appendix B: Status of Multi-
National Military Implementation Force, Paragraphs 6/8/10:


(a) NATO shall be immune from all legal process, whether civil,
administrative, or criminal. 

(b) NATO personnel, under all circumstances and at all times, shall be
immune from the Parties' jurisdiction in respect of any civil,
administrative, criminal, or disciplinary offenses which may be committed
by them in the FRY. The Parties shall assist States participating in the
operation in the exercise of their jurisdiction over their own nationals. 

(c) Notwithstanding the above, and with the NATO Commander's express
agreement in each case, the authorities in the FRY may exceptionally
exercise jurisdiction in such matters, but only in respect of Contractor
personnel who are not subject to the jurisdiction of their nation of

8. NATO personnel shall enjoy, together with their vehicles, vessels,
aircraft, and equipment, free and unrestricted passage and unimpeded
access throughout the FRY including associated airspace and territorial
waters. This shall include, but not be limited to, the right of bivouac,
maneuver, billet, and utilization of any areas or facilities as required
for support, training, and operations. 

10. The authorities in the FRY shall facilitate, on a priority basis and
with all appropriate means, all movement of personnel, vehicles, vessels,
aircraft, equipment, or supplies, through or in the airspace, ports,
airports, or roads used. No charges may be assessed against NATO for air
navigation, landing, or takeoff of aircraft, whether government-owned or
chartered. Similarly, no duties, dues, tolls or charges may be assessed
against NATO ships, whether government-owned or chartered, for the mere
entry and exit of ports. Vehicles, vessels, and aircraft used in support
of the operation shall not be subject to licensing or registration
requirements, nor commercial insurance. 


some background (in german): today's issue of Jungle World

Hermann Scheer: Rambouillet war die Eroeffnung des Krieges
Andreas Dietl: Goldene Bruecken im Minenfeld
Matthias Küntzel: Weiter wie bisher?
Klaus Thörner: Divide et impera!
Thomas Becker: Good bye, America!
Gerhard Scheit: Die Schindler-Dramaturgie


       Sebastian Luetgert

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