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THE "ANNAN PLAN" FOR CYPRUS

THE TEXT OF THE PLAN

Source: http://www.cyprus-un-plan.org

The plan was first presented on 11 November 2002, revised on 10 December 2002, and then revised again on 26 February 2003. The leaders are negotiating on the basis of the 26 February 2003 text. The text is naturally outdated in certain respects, and will have to be updated during the negotiations.

Click here to download the plan with maps. [PDF 1.13 Mb]
Click here to download the plan without maps. [PDF 8.15 Mb]

The plan begins with a three-page "Commitment to submit the Foundation Agreement to approval at separate simultaneous referenda in order to achieve a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem". This covering agreement is outdated in view of the 13 February 2004 agreement.

The "Commitment" has two appendices: The Foundation Agreement and the Matters for Security Council Decision . The latter document is what the Secretary-General will put to the Security Council, once the parties agree to hold the referenda, so that it would endorse the Foundation Agreement and decide on the new mandate for the United Nations peacekeeping operation to be in place on the coming into being of the new state of affairs.

The Foundation Agreement consists of the Main Articles and 11 Annexes (see Table of Contents).

The Main Articles contain the principal elements of the plan and therefore, effectively provide a ten-page summary of the Foundation Agreement.

Annex I
is the Constitution, which includes the map of the United Cyprus Republic and its constituent states.

Annex II
is to contain three Constitutional Laws, which are laws that have to be agreed to by the federal Parliament and both constituent states’ legislatures. A technical committee formed by the two sides and chaired by the UN is currently working to finalize all required laws

Annex III
contains federal laws. Some of these were finalized by 26 February 2003, through a subject to revision in the current process. Click for the text of these laws including: Law on European Union Affairs, Law on Issuing Regulations, Law on Implementation of Federal Laws, Law on Weights and Measures, Law on Public Service. A technical committee formed by the two sides and chaired by the UN is currently working to finalize all required laws.

Annex IV
is to contain three Cooperation Agreements between the federal government and the constituent states. The Cooperation Agreement on European Union Affairs has been finalised 26 February 2003. A technical committees formed by the two sides and chaired by the UN is currently working to finalize all required cooperation agreements.

Annex V
contains an as yet incomplete list of treaties that bind the United Cyprus Republic on entry into force of the Foundation Agreement. A technical committees formed by the two sides and chaired by the UN is currently working to finalize this list.

Annex VI
describes the boundary between the constituent states and the phases for the transfer of administration of the areas that will be subject to territorial adjustment, as well as provisions in relation to relocation of persons affected by the adjustment.

Annex VII
describes the property regime to govern all properties from which people were displaced because of the events between December 1963 and the coming into force of the Foundation Agreement.

Annex VIII
describes the composition and aims of the Reconciliation Commission.

Annex IX
contains some specific provisions regarding the coming into being of the new state of affairs, including the referendum question. It also includes the Treaty that will be signed between Cyprus, Greece and Turkey (with additional protocols to the Treaties of Establishment, Guarantee and Alliance, as well as transitional security arrangements). It also includes provisions related to the European Union accession of a reunited Cyprus in the form of a protocol to be attached to the Treaty of Accession.

Annex X
is to contain a calendar of implementation of the obligations created elsewhere in the Foundation Agreement (not included).

Annex XI
is to list the names of the appointees to the transitional Supreme Court and the transitional Central Bank; these persons were to be nominated by 10 March 2003 (no names listed).



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