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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Tashkent Declaration on Fundamental Principles for a Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict in Afghanistan
Record 559

Country :

Afghanistan

Agreement Title/Name:
Tashkent Declaration on Fundamental Principles for a Peaceful Settlement of the Conflict in Afghanistan
Year :
1999
Date Signed :

21 July 1999

Summary :

Signed by Governments of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, US and UN. Concluded there was no military solution to the conflict, which must be settled through peaceful, political negotiation in order to establish a broad-based, multi-ethnic and fully representative Government. Urged Afghan parties to resume political negotiations and agreed not to provide military support to any Afghan party. Outlined two stages to the negotiation process. First stage to include adoption of measures for building mutual confidence, including signing of agreement on immediate and unconditional ceasefire, and direct negotiations between the United Front and the Taliban movement aimed at reaching agreements on exchange of prisoners of war and lifting of internal blockades. Second stage to involve Afghans in drawing up principles for future State structure and to establish a fully representative Government. Also expressed commitment to take measures to combat drug-trafficking and to encourage Afghan parties to fully respect human rights and freedoms of all Afghans. Expressed readiness to cooperate with the new Afghan Government and called upon the international community to respond to the Inter-Agency Consolidated Appeal for Emergency Humanitarian and Rehabilitation Assistance for Afghanistan. Declaration calling for peaceful settlement to the Afghan conflict. Parties commit not to provide military support to an Afghan party, and prevent the use of their territories for such purpose.


Parties :
China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, US ('Six plus Two' group)
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
1. peaceful negotiations must establish a braod-based, multi-ethnic and fully representative govt.
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 :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
5.a.ii. Calls for direct negotiations to settle issue of the exchange of POWs
International Community :
China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, US ('Six plus Two' group) parties to Talks
UN Involvement :
UN as observer
Source :
UN Peacemaker


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