The legal framework for the establishment of the Government of Kosovos Ministry of Internal Affairs can be found in UNMIK Regulation No. 2005/53 of 20 December 2005 on the amendments of the UNMIK Regulation No. 2001/19 on Executive Branch of PISG in Kosovo (attachment XVI). In the beginning, the framework of MIA authorisations in the area of security and internal affairs was defined based on the so called early transfer of competencies.
As a result of the comprehensive work of MIA, and especially developmental policies of the Ministry for Internal Affairs, that were based on the principles and within predicted framework, a so called later transfer of competencies has been effectuated by entry into force of the UNMIK Regulation No. 2006/26 of 27 April 2006, in attachment XVI (ii).
By this the transfer of competencies to KPS has started: Monitoring of Kosovo police service, as authorised by SRSG, acting through the police commissioner and without interventions in the actions of the Kosovo Police Service and in implementing criminal investigations. In addition, in this attachment and by this Regulation, The Pilar I (Police & Justice) has, consequently, formally ceased to exist and remained only the Office of Policy and Rule of Law.