Legal Basis

 

 COUNCIL JOINT ACTIONS

07.07.2016 - COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/1107

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1107 of 7 July 2016 amending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

02.07.2015 - Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1065 

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1065 of 2 July 2015 amending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

03.07.2014 - Council Decision 2014/430/CFSP 

Council Decision 2014/430/CFS amending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

16.7.2013 - Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM Rafah/1/2013 of 9 July 2013

Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM Rafah/1/2013 of 9 July 2013 on the appointment of the Head of European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

03.7.2013 - Council Decision 2013/355/CFSP of 3 July 2013

Council Decision 2013/355/CFSP of 3 July 2013 amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah) 

 

24.07.2012 - Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM RAFAH/2/2012 of 24 July 2012

Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM RAFAH/2/2012 of 24 July 2012 extending the mandate of the Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah) ad interim (2012/437/CFSP) 

 

03.07.2012 - Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM RAFAH/1/2012 of 3 July 2012

Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM RAFAH/1/2012 of 3 July 2012 on the appointment of the Head of European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah) 

 

25.06.2012 COUNCIL DECISION 2012/332/CFSP of 25 June 2012

 

COUNCIL DECISION 2012/332/CFSP of 25 June 2012 amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

 

19.12.2011 - Council Decision 2011/857/CFSP of 19 December 2011

Council Decision 2011/857/CFSP of 19 December 2011amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah) 

 

27.05.2011 - Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM Rafah/1/2011 and 27 May 2011 

Political and Security Committee Decision EU BAM Rafah/1/2011 of 27 May 2011 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Border Assistance Mission at the Rafah Crossing Point

 

26.05.2011 - Council Decision 2011/312/CFSP of 26 May 2011 

Council Decision 2011/312/CFSP of 26 May 2011 amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

17.05.2010 - Council Decision 2010/274/CFSP of 12 May 2010

Council Decision 2010/274/CFSP of 12 May 2010 amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

20.11.2009 - Council Joint Action 2009/854/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2009/854/CFSP of 20 November 2009 amending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

11.11.2008 - Political and Security Committee Decision EUBAM Rafah/1/2008

Political and Security Committee Decision EUBAM Rafah/1/2008 of 11 November 2008 concerning the appointment of the Head of Mission of the European Union Border Assistance Mission at the Rafah Crossing Point (EUBAM Rafah)

 

10.11.2008 - Council Joint Action 2008/862/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2008/862/CFSP of 10 November 2008 amending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EUBAM Rafah)

 

19.05.2008 - Council Joint Action 2008/379/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2008/379/CFSP of 19 May 2008 amending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EUBAM Rafah)

 

18.02.2008 - Council Joint Action 2008/133/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2008/133/CFSP of 18 February 2008 amending and extending the mandate of the European Union Special Representative for the Middle East peace process

 

23.05.2007 - Council Joint Action 2007/359/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2007/359/CFSP of 23 May 2007 amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

13.11.2006 - Council Joint Action 2006/773/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2006/773/CFSP amending and extending Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

12.12.2005 - Council Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP

Council Joint Action 2005/889/CFSP of 12 December 2005 on establishing a European Union Border Assistance Mission for the Rafah Crossing Point (EU BAM Rafah)

 

 

OTHER DOCUMENTS

 

 

Agreement on Movement and Access (AMA)

On 15 November 2005, the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority concluded an Agreement on Movement and Access which, inter alia, indicated the role of the EU as a third party regarding operations at Rafah Crossing Point (RCP). The first of the six points of the AMA refers to the RCP. It is worth noticing that it is the only point of the AMA which has been implemented so far.

 

Agreed Principles for Rafah Crossing (APRC)

The Agreed Principles for Rafah Crossing is the basic document dealing with the security, customs and third party implementation procedures. The use of RCP is to the benefit of Palestinian ID holders and other agreed exceptional categories (diplomats, humanitarian cases, foreign investors, and foreign representatives of recognized international organizations). RCP will also be used for export of goods to Egypt and as soon as PA capacity to inspect cars according to criteria set out by EUBAM Rafah is achieved, cars will be allowed to pass through RCP. Import of goods will be possible through Kerem Shalom Crossing point, where Palestinian custom officials will clear incoming cargo under the supervision of Israeli customs officers.

 

Agreed Arrangement on the EUBAM at the RCP on the Gaza Egypt Border

The Agreed Arrangement on the EUBAM at the RCP on the Gaza Egypt Border further defines the EUBAM role. It also states Mission objectives, tasks, operational arrangements and duration.

 

Protocol on Security Implementation Procedures and Protocol on Customs Arrangements

The Security protocol defines the tasks and mandate of the Liaison Office led by EUBAM Rafah, where confidence building measures are implemented between the parties under EU neutral role. The Customs Protocol details the customs arrangements and procedures applicable at the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossing points. These two Protocols have not been signed yet.