RECOMMENDATION 1288 (1996)1 on Albanian asylum-seekers from Kosovo
1.Referring to its Resolution 1077 (1996) on Albanian asylum-seekers from Kosovo, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
i.offer the high representative responsible for the civilian aspects of peace implementation referred to in the Dayton Agreement the good offices of the Council of Europe with a view to:
a.proposing a full range of measures designed to build confidence between the ethnic Albanian and Serb populations in Kosovo, as well as between the representatives of the Kosovo Albanians and the authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the Republic of Serbia with the view to reaching a just political solution for Kosovo and with a particular focus on human rights, civil, political and cultural rights, education, sport, health and the media;
b.the organisation of a population census in Kosovo in co-operation with the European Union;
ii.ensure, in any negotiations between the authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the Social Development Fund of the Council of Europe, that no use is made of Fund resources to alter the ethnic balance in the territory of Kosovo;
iii.invite the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe to study the feasibility of establishing a local democracy embassy in Kosovo.
1. Assembly debate on 24 January 1996 (5th Sitting) (see Doc. 7444, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Demography, rapporteur: Mr Cucó).
Text adopted by the Assembly on 24 January 1996 (5th Sitting).