Ljubljana (2005) (excerpts)

Ljubljana 2005 (Border Security and Management Concept: Framework for Co-operation by the OSCE Participating States) (excerpts)


2. The OSCE participating States reaffirm the obligations and commitments on border‑related
issues that they have undertaken at all levels:

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2.2 At the OSCE level: The participating States reaffirm the norms, principles, commitments
and values enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act, all of which apply equally and unreservedly,
each of them being interpreted taking into account the others. They reaffirm the principles
and commitments contained in the Copenhagen Document 1990, the Helsinki Document
1992 and the Charter for European Security 1999. They recall the action plans, decisions and
other relevant agreed OSCE documents which address border‑related issues. In particular,
strengthening OSCE capacities to promote open and secure borders and enhancing mutually
beneficial inter-State co-operation are means to address the threats of terrorism (…) as identified
in paragraph 35 of the OSCE Strategy to Address Threats to Security and Stability in the
Twenty‑First Century;

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4. The participating States will promote co-operation between their border services, customs
authorities, agencies issuing travel documents and visas, and law enforcement and migration
agencies, as well as other competent national structures, with a view to achieving the following
aims:

(…)

4.2 To reduce the threat of terrorism, including by preventing cross‑border movement of persons,
weapons and funds connected with terrorist and other criminal activities;

(…)

4.5 To promote dignified treatment of all individuals wanting to cross borders, in conformity
with relevant national legal frameworks, international law, in particular human rights, refugee,
and humanitarian law, and relevant OSCE commitments;

(…)