8.12.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 323/57


COUNCIL JOINT ACTION 2007/809/CFSP

of 6 December 2007

amending Joint Action 2007/108/CFSP extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for Sudan

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union and, in particular, Articles 14, 18(5) and 23(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 15 February 2007, the Council adopted Joint Action 2007/108/CFSP extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for Sudan (1).

(2)

On 19 April 2007, the Council adopted Decision 2007/238/CFSP (2) appointing Mr Torben Brylle as European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for Sudan from 1 May 2007 to 29 February 2008.

(3)

On 15 October 2007, the Council adopted Joint Action 2007/677/CFSP on the European Union military operation in the Republic of Chad and in the Central African Republic (3) (EUFOR Tchad/RCA), which also defines a role for the EUSR for Sudan in relation to the EU military operation.

(4)

The mandate of the EUSR for Sudan should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS JOINT ACTION:

Article 1

Joint Action 2007/108/CFSP is hereby amended as follows:

1.

in Article 2 the present text shall become paragraph 1 and the following paragraph shall be added:

‘2.   The mandate of the EUSR shall furthermore be based on the policy objectives of the European Union in relation to Council Joint Action 2007/677/CFSP of 15 October 2007 on the European Union military operation in the Republic of Chad and in the Central African Republic (4) (EUFOR Tchad/RCA).

2.

Article 3 shall be replaced by the following:

‘Article 3

Mandate

1.   In order to achieve the policy objectives, the EUSR’s mandate shall be to:

(a)

liaise with the AU, the Government of Sudan, the Government of Southern Sudan, the Darfur armed movements and other Sudanese parties as well as non-governmental organisations and maintain close collaboration with the UN and other relevant international actors, with the aim of pursuing the Union’s policy objectives;

(b)

represent the Union at the Darfur-Darfur dialogue, at high-level meetings of the Joint Commission, as well as other relevant meetings as requested;

(c)

represent the Union, whenever possible, at the CPA and DPA Assessment and Evaluation Commissions;

(d)

follow developments regarding the implementation of the ESPA;

(e)

ensure coherence between the Union’s contribution to crisis management in Darfur and the overall political relationship of the Union with Sudan;

(f)

with regard to human rights, including the rights of children and women, and the fight against impunity in Sudan, follow the situation and maintain regular contacts with the Sudanese authorities, the AU and the UN, in particular with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the human rights observers active in the region and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court;

(g)

liaise with the Presidency, the Secretary-General/High Representative (SG/HR), the EU Operation Commander and the EU Force Commander of Operation EUFOR Tchad/RCA in order to ensure close coordination of their respective activities with respect to the implementation of Joint Action 2007/677/CFSP; close coordination shall also be ensured with the local Commission Delegations;

(h)

with respect to the implementation of Joint Action 2007/677/CFSP, assist the SG/HR in relation to his contacts with the United Nations, the Chadian authorities, the authorities of the Central African Republic and neighbouring countries as well as with other relevant actors;

(i)

without prejudice to the military chain of command, provide the EU Force Commander of Operation EUFOR Tchad/RCA with political guidance in particular on issues with a regional political dimension;

(j)

with respect to his tasks related to Operation EUFOR Tchad/RCA, consult the EU Force Commander on political issues with a security dimension.

2.   For the purpose of the fulfilment of his mandate, the EUSR shall, inter alia:

(a)

maintain an overview of all activities of the Union;

(b)

ensure coordination and coherence of the Union’s contributions to AMIS;

(c)

ensure close coordination and coherence of the activities of the Union with respect to Operation EUFOR Tchad/RCA;

(d)

support the political process and activities relating to the implementation of the CPA, the DPA and the ESPA; and

(e)

follow up and report on compliance by the Sudanese parties with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, notably 1556 (2004), 1564 (2004), 1591 (2005), 1593 (2005), 1672 (2006), 1679 (2006), 1706 (2006) and 1769 (2007).’;

3.

Article 4(3) shall be replaced by the following:

‘3.   The EUSR shall regularly report to the PSC on the situation in Darfur, the Union’s assistance to AMIS and on the situation in Sudan as a whole, as well as on the situation in the Republic of Chad and the Central African Republic in relation to EUFOR Tchad/RCA.’.

Article 2

This Joint Action shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Article 3

This Joint Action shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 6 December 2007.

For the Council

The President

A. COSTA


(1)  OJ L 46, 16.2.2007, p. 63.

(2)  OJ L 103, 20.4.2007, p. 52.

(3)  OJ L 279, 23.10.2007, p. 21.

(4)  OJ L 279, 23.10.2007, p. 21.’;