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for Wartime Atrocities in That Region

 June 26, 2001

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    The United States has a vital interest in assuring peace and 
stability in Europe. In the Western Balkans, the United States is 
engaged, together with North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allies, the 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, United Nations 
missions, the European Union, and other international organizations in 
an effort to achieve peace, stability, reconciliation, and democratic 
development and to facilitate the region's integration into the European 
mainstream. The United States views full implementation of the Dayton 
Peace Accords in Bosnia and United Nations Security Council Resolution 
1244 in Kosovo as critical to these efforts.
    In furtherance of these objectives, the United States has provided 
military, diplomatic, financial, and logistical support to international 
institutions established in the region and to civil and security 
authorities. The United States has a direct and significant interest in 
the success of such initiatives and in the safety of personnel involved 
in them, including numerous United States military and Government 
officials.
    In light of these objectives, I have determined that it is in the 
interests of the United States to restrict the entry into the United 
States of persons responsible for actions that threaten international 
stabilization efforts in the Western Balkans region, and of persons 
responsible for wartime atrocities committed in that region since 1991.

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    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act of 1952, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 
of title 3, United States Code, hereby find that the unrestricted 
immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of persons 
described in section 1 of this proclamation would, except as provided 
for in sections 2 and 3 of this proclamation, be detrimental to the 
interests of the United States. I therefore hereby proclaim that:
    Section 1. The immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United 
States of the following persons is hereby suspended:
    (a) Persons who, through violent or other acts: (i) seek to obstruct 
the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords (the ``Dayton 
Agreements'') or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of June 
10, 1999; (ii) seek to undermine the authority or security of the United 
Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, the international 
security presence in Kosovo known as the Kosovo Force, the Office of the 
High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the international 
security presence in Bosnia known as the Stabilization Force, the 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International 
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, or other international 
organizations and entities present in the region pursuant to the Dayton 
Agreement or United Nations Security Council resolutions, including but 
not limited to Resolutions 827, 1031, and 1244; (iii) seek to intimidate 
or to prevent displaced persons or refugees from returning to their 
places of residence in any area or state of the Western Balkans region; 
or (iv) otherwise seek to undermine peace, stability, reconciliation, or 
democratic development in any area or state of the Western Balkans 
region.
    (b) Persons who are responsible for directing, planning, or carrying 
out wartime atrocities, including but not limited to acts in furtherance 
of ``ethnic cleansing,'' committed in any area or state of the Western 
Balkans region since 1991.
    Sec. 2. Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply with respect 
to any person otherwise covered by section 1 where entry of such person 
would not be contrary to the interest of the United States.
    Sec. 3. Persons covered by sections 1 and 2 of this proclamation 
shall be identified by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's 
designee, in his or her sole discretion, pursuant to such procedures as 
the Secretary may establish under section 5 of this proclamation.
    Sec. 4. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to derogate 
from United States Government obligations under applicable international 
agreements.
    Sec. 5. The Secretary of State shall have responsibility for 
implementing this proclamation pursuant to such procedures as the 
Secretary may establish.
    Sec. 6. This proclamation is effective immediately and shall remain 
in effect until such time as the Secretary of State determines that it 
is no longer necessary and should be terminated, either in whole or in 
part. The Secretary of State shall advise the Attorney General of such 
determination, which shall become effective upon publication in the 
Federal Register.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth 
day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
fifth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:33 a.m., June 28, 
2001]

Note: This proclamation was released by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on June 27, and it was published in the Federal Register on 
June 29.


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[Page 976-978]
 
Monday, July 2, 2001
 
Volume 37--Number 26
Pages 963-997
 
Week Ending Friday, June 29, 2001
 
Executive Order 13219--Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten 
International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans

June 26, 2001

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including the International 
Emergency Economic Powers

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Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 
U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
    I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, have 
determined that the actions of persons engaged in, or assisting, 
sponsoring, or supporting, (i) extremist violence in the former Yugoslav 
Republic of Macedonia, southern Serbia, the Federal Republic of 
Yugoslavia, and elsewhere in the Western Balkans region, or (ii) acts 
obstructing implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United 
Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999, in Kosovo, 
threaten the peace in or diminish the security and stability of those 
areas and the wider region, undermine the authority, efforts, and 
objectives of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
(NATO), and other international organizations and entities present in 
those areas and the wider region, and endanger the safety of persons 
participating in or providing support to the activities of those 
organizations and entities, including United States military forces and 
Government officials. I find that such actions constitute an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the 
United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that 
threat. I hereby order:
    Section 1. (a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1), 
(3), and (4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (title IX, Public 
Law 106-387), and in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that 
may hereafter be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any 
contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the 
effective date, all property and interests in property of:
    (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and
    (ii) persons designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
      consultation with the Secretary of State, because they are found:
    (A) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, 
acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the 
peace in or diminishing the stability or security of any area or state 
in the Western Balkans region, undermining the authority, efforts, or 
objectives of international organizations or entities present in the 
region, or endangering the safety of persons participating in or 
providing support to the activities of those international organizations 
or entities, or,
    (B) to have actively obstructed, or to pose a significant risk of 
actively obstructing, implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or 
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 in Kosovo, or
    (C) materially to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial or 
technological support for, or goods or services in support of, such acts 
of violence or obstructionism, or
    (D) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act 
directly or indirectly for or on behalf of, any of the foregoing 
persons, that are or hereafter come within the United States, or that 
are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States 
persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, 
withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (b) I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type 
specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by United 
States persons to persons designated in or pursuant to paragraph (a) of 
this section would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national 
emergency declared in this order. Accordingly, the blocking of property 
and interests in property pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section 
includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of the making by a 
United States person of any such donation to any such designated person, 
except as otherwise authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury.
    (c) The blocking of property and interests in property pursuant to 
paragraph (a) of this section includes, but is not limited to, the 
prohibition of the making or receiving by a United States person of any 
contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services to or for the 
benefit of a person designated in or pursuant to paragraph (a) of this 
section.
    Sec. 2. Any transaction by a United States person that evades or 
avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to

[[Page 978]]

violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. 
Any conspiracy formed to violate the prohibitions of this order is 
prohibited.
    Sec. 3. For the purposes of this order:
    (a) The term ``person'' means an individual or entity;
    (b) The term ``entity'' means a partnership, association, trust, 
joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and
    (c) The term ``United States person'' means any United States 
citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of 
the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States 
(including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.
    Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including 
the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers 
granted to me by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of 
this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these 
functions to other officers and agencies of the United States 
Government. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby 
directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to 
carry out the provisions of this order and, where appropriate, to advise 
the Secretary of the Treasury in a timely manner of the measures taken.
    Sec. 5. This order is not intended to create, nor does it create, 
any right, benefit, or privilege, substantive or procedural, enforceable 
at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, officers, or 
any other person.
    Sec. 6. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 eastern daylight time 
on June 27, 2001;
    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in 
the Federal Register.
                                                George W. Bush
 The White House,
 June 26, 2001.

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:33 a.m., June 28, 
2001]

Note: This Executive order was released by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on June 27, and it and the attached annexes were published in 
the Federal Register on June 29.


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[Page 978-980]
 
Monday, July 2, 2001
 
Volume 37--Number 26
Pages 963-997
 
Week Ending Friday, June 29, 2001
 
Message to the Congress on the National Emergency in the Western Balkans

June 27, 2001

To the Congress of the United States:

    Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1703(b) (IEEPA), and section 301 of the National 
Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1631, I hereby report that I have exercised 
my statutory authority to declare a national emergency in response to 
the unusual and extraordinary threat posed to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States by (i) actions of persons engaged 
in, or assisting, sponsoring, or supporting, extremist violence in the 
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, southern Serbia, the Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), and elsewhere in the Western Balkans 
region, and (ii) the actions of persons engaged in, or assisting, 
sponsoring, or supporting acts obstructing implementation of the Dayton 
Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 
June 10, 1999, in Kosovo. The actions of these individuals and groups 
threaten the peace in or diminish the security and stability of the 
Western Balkans, undermine the authority, efforts, and objectives of the 
United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other 
international organizations and entities present in those areas and the 
wider region, and endanger the safety of persons participating in or 
providing support to the activities of those organizations and entities, 
including United States military forces and Government officials. In 
order to deal with this threat, I have issued an Executive order 
blocking the property and interests in property of those persons 
determined to have undertaken the actions described above.
    The Executive order prohibits United States persons from 
transferring, paying, exporting, withdrawing, or otherwise dealing in 
the property or interests in property of persons I have identified in 
the Annex to the order or persons designated pursuant to the

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order by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State. Included among the activities prohibited by the 
order are the making or receiving by United States persons of any 
contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services to or for the 
benefit of any person designated in or pursuant to the order. In the 
Executive order, I also have made a determination pursuant to section 
203(b)(2) of IEEPA that the operation of the IEEPA exemption for certain 
humanitarian donations from the scope of the prohibitions would 
seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency. Absent 
such a determination, such donations of the type specified in section 
203(b)(2) of IEEPA could strengthen the position of individuals and 
groups that endanger the safety of persons participating in or providing 
support to the United Nations, NATO, and other international 

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