Article IV: Specific Responsibilities of the Parties
- The Parties shall cooperate fully with the IPTF and shall so instruct all their law enforcement
- Within 30 days after this Agreement enters into force, the Parties shall provide the IPTF
Commissioner or his or her designee with information on their law enforcement agencies,
including their size, location, and force structure. Upon request of the IPTF Commissioner, they
shall provide additional information, including any training, operational, or employment and
service records of law enforcement agencies and personnel.
- The Parties shall not impede the movement of IPTF personnel or in any way hinder, obstruct,
or delay them in the performance of their responsibilities. They shall allow IPTF personnel
immediate and complete access to any site, person, activity, proceeding, record, or other item or
event in Bosnia and Herzegovina as requested by the IPTF in carrying out its responsibilities
under this Agreement. This shall include the right to monitor, observe, and inspect any site or
facility at which it believes that police, law enforcement, detention, or judicial activities are
- Upon request by the IPTF, the Parties shall make available for training qualified personnel,
who are expected to take up law enforcement duties immediately following such training.
- The Parties shall facilitate the operations of the IPTF in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including by
the provision of appropriate assistance as requested with regard to transportation, subsistence,
accommodations, communications, and other facilities at rates equivalent to those provided for
the IFOR under applicable agreements.
Article V: Failure to Cooperate
- Any obstruction of or interference with IPTF activities, failure or refusal to comply with an
IPTF request, or other failure to meet the Parties' responsibilities or other obligations in this
Agreement, shall constitute a failure to cooperate with the IPTF.
- The IPTF Commissioner will notify the High Representative and inform the IFOR
Commander of failures to cooperate with the IPTF. The IPTF Commissioner may request that
the High Representative take appropriate steps upon receiving such notifications, including
calling such failures to the attention of the Parties, convening the Joint Civilian Commission,
and consulting with the United Nations, relevant states, and international organizations on
Article VI: Human Rights
- When IPTF personnel learn of credible information concerning violations of internationally
recognized human rights or fundamental freedoms or of the role of law enforcement officials or
forces in such violations, they shall provide such information to the Human Rights Commission
established in Annex 6 to the General Framework Agreement, the International Tribunal for the
Former Yugoslavia, or to other appropriate organizations.
- The Parties shall cooperate with investigations of law enforcement forces and officials by the
organizations described in paragraph 1.