New York, June 9, 2000
has always been a mosaic of different ethnic communities, and
light of that, we feel that additional guarantees of the Security Council
are necessary in order to establish our most elementary human rights.
That includes, first and foremost, our right to personal, property,
and legal security, as well as the right to use our own language in
every-day communication. It also includes our right to have self-governing
organs in the territories and zones where we form the majority of the
population. Those demands -- which we also raised in the past -- were
regularly ignored by the international community. Moreover, the international
community did not offer anything that would even make an attempt at
giving us elementary physical protection, security, and the possibility
to survive on the lands where we live. We are against gettoization,
but we also reject the concept of ethnic
situation is very specific, even though there are many potential analogies
with other similar phenomena. In the name of the Serbian and
A resolution of the Kosovo question and the autonomy of Kosovo within
Self-government for zones and enclaves with a Serbian majority, with
3. The protection of the Serbian Orthodox Holy Sites and the establishment of religious and cultural equality.
4. A judicial form of autonomy in self-governing areas, with judges and juries that are chosen from local communities, or appointed to those positions with the consent of the local communities.
The inclusion of a greater number of Serbs in the security system of
Kosovo, with the right of the local Serbs who reside in self-governing
6. The formation of special anti-terrorist units which would consist of a proportional representation based on the ethnic make-up of each cultural zone and enclave. Their duty would be to stop the wave of terror that is currently persecuting all segments of the Serbian population, as well as other non-Albanian people, and even a portion of the Albanian population. Those units would, in cooperation with KFOR, have the mandate to confront terrorism as one of the greatest evils of our time.
7. Establishing strict deadlines, as well as creating a special commission made up of Serbian experts and UNMIK, about the modalities of self-government.
Security Council Meeting, NYC June 9: From left to right: Dr. Rada Trajkovic
(SNC), Obrad Kesic (ICN), Milan Pavlovic (Bishop's political advisor),
Fr. Vasiliy Delic, Bishop Artemije, Fr. Dejan Krstic, UN Secretary General
Kofi Anan, Randjel Nojkic (SNC), Fr. Iriney Dobryevich (Serbian Orthodox
Church Reperesentative in Washington DC)