New Council of Ministers to move the country forward

With the new Council of Ministers finally formed, the OHR expects that it will immediately start taking necessary steps to move the country forward in line with its commitments and proclaimed policy goals.

Authorities must end shameful and severe violation of the principle of equality

On 22 December 2009, the Grand Chamber of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the landmark case of Sejdić and Finci vs Bosnia and Herzegovina ruled that BiH’s Constitution and electoral laws are discriminatory, insofar as they prevent citizens who do not belong to the category of “constituent peoples” from standing for election to the BiH Pre [...]

Decision on December 18 will show if Brčko authorities are committed to a new path

This year the Brčko District authorities have taken steps towards reversing the negative trend of the past years and laying the foundations for meaningful changes for restoring the perspective of a bright future for Brčko and its residents, the Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko Supervisor Michael Scanlan stated today.

Platform for dialogue

Developing a renewed platform for dialogue will make it possible to let dialogue and reconciliation into the light in Bosnia and Herzegovina, High representative Valentin Inzko said today.

High Representative congratulates Day of BiH Armed Forces

On the occasion of the Day of the BiH Armed Forces and the 14th anniversary of the creation of the Armed Forces of BiH, the High Representative Valentin Inzko extended his congratulations to the Ministry of Defence, as well as the soldiers and the commanding staff of the BiH Armed Forces.

High Representative Inzko meets UN Secretary-General Guterres

Following his address to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 5 November, High Representative Valentin Inzko met yesterday in New York with UN Secretary-General António Guterres. They discussed the current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the highlights of the High Representative’s semi-annual report to the UNSC.