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EUFOR: In Urgent Need of a Plan B
EUFOR: In Urgent Need of a Plan B

Author(s): Kurt Bassuener, Bodo Weber
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Administrative Law
Published by: DPC Democratization Policy Council e.V.
Keywords: EUFOR; Bosnia and Hercegowina; Legislation; legal system;
Summary/Abstract: The EU’s foreign ministers last week reaffirmed their support for EUFOR/Operation Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), overcoming reluctance on the part of a number of EU members – France and Germany in particular – to extend the executive aspects of the mission. On November 11, 2014 the UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to vote on extending EUFOR’s executive mandate, under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, allowing it to use force to ensure international peace and security. The disposition of Russia, a veto wielding member of the permanent five members of the UNSC, is in question.This policy brief reviews the continuing need for EUFOR’s executive mandate in BiH and assesses concerns as to Moscow’s position prior to next month’s vote. It then considers the West’s potential fallback options.

  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English