United Nations Security Council Resolution 1168

United Nations Security Council resolution 1168, adopted unanimously on 21 May 1998, after recalling resolutions 1031 (1995), 1035 (1995), 1088 (1996), 1103 (1997), 1107 (1997) and 1144 (1997), the Council strengthened the International Police Task Force (IPTF) in Bosnia and Herzegovina by up to 30 posts to a total strength of 2,057.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1168
Jablaničko Jezero2.jpg
Jablanica lake in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date21 May 1998
Meeting no.3,883
CodeS/RES/1168 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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There was a need for more training for local police in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly in terms of incident management, corruption, organised crime and drug control. The Council acknowledged that reform of the judicial reform and police reform were closely linked.

The resolution authorised an additional increase in the number of IPTF posts by up to 30 personnel, with a total strength of 2,057, as part of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).[2] It supported improvements to the structure of IPTF and encouraged Member States to contribute equipment, training and other assistance for local police forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The resolution concluded by recognising that the establishment of an indigenous public security capability was essential for strengthening the rule of law in the country and legal reform.

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  1. ^ "Security Council authorises additional police monitors for training of local police in Bosnia and Herzegovina". United Nations. 21 May 1998.
  2. ^ United Nations Dept. of Public Information (1998). UN peacekeeping, 50 years, 1948–1998. United Nations Dept. of Public Information. p. 70.

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