The High Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Schmidt, suspended the controversial law regarding the acquisition of immovable public property within the entity of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After the extraordinary meeting of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC), which was formed to supervise the implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement and in which Turkey is a member of the Executive Council, which was held yesterday, Schmidt suspended the law, which was to come. Effective today.
The Office of the High Representative called on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina last week to take action on the controversial law “before irreparable harm is done”.
Dodik: The law will remain in force
Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said the law would remain in force, arguing that High Representative Schmidt had no authority and nothing had changed legally.
Republika Srpska (RS), which argues that immovable property belongs to entities according to the Dayton Peace Treaty, which ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992-1995, argues that the administration of property is also theirs under the said law. .
In the relevant decision of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was determined that the authority to manage public property belongs to the entity and that the right of ownership of Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs to the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
source: Balkan News
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