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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : Minsk Group Proposal ('common state deal')
Record 464

Country :


Agreement Title/Name:
Minsk Group Proposal ('common state deal')
Year :
Date Signed :

November 1998

Summary :

Proposal of OSCE for end to conflict, but not accepted and signed by the parties.

Parties :
[not accepted and signed by parties]
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Preamble affirms principle of self-determination. Nagorny Karabakh is a state-territorial formation in the form of a Republic and constitutes a common state with Azerbaijan in the latter?s internationally recognized borders. Azerbaijan and Nagorny Karabakh will sign an agreement on the division of spheres of responsibility and the mutual delegation of powers between corresponding state governmental bodies, which will have the status of constitutional law. Nagorny Karabakh will have the right to enter into direct external relations with foreign states in economic, trade, scientific, cultural, sporting and humanitarian fields, and with regional and international organizations associated with these fields and to have appropriate representative missions abroad for the conduct of these relations. The Armenian language is the principal official language of Nagorny Karabakh, while Azeri is the second official language. Its citizens can likewise use other native languages in all official and unofficial instances.
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
III. The Sides agree that all Azerbaijani refugees may return to their former places of permanent residence in the town of Shusha.
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
I. In case of disputes or disagreements not overcome within the framework of the Joint Committee, the Sides may call for the consultative opinion of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, which will be taken into consideration before the adoption of a final decision. V. On Guarantees 1. The Sides take upon themselves mutual obligations to guarantee conformity with the above provisions, including guarantees of the security of Nagorny Karabakh, its population and refugees and displaced persons returning to their former places of permanent residence. 2. The UN Security Council will follow closely the implementation of the comprehensive agreement
International Community :
The presidents of Russia, the United States and France, OSCE, and UN, as guarantors
UN Involvement :
UN guarantor to agmt
Source :

Database hosted on INCORE webservice.

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