OHR comments related to the observation of January 9 as Republika Srpska Day
The OHR would like to address the deliberately erroneous statements and actions, in particular of some Republika Srpska authorities, in the past few days in relation to the unconstitutional observation of the RS Day on 9 January.
Inzko congratulates Alma Zadić on her appointment as Austrian Justice Minister
High Representative Valentin Inzko congratulated Alma Zadić today on her appointment to the office of the Minister of Justice in the Government of the Republic of Austria and expressed his support to continued and intensified ties between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria when it comes to the judiciary.
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 [...]
Brčko takes a decisive step towards building a better future, but much work remains
Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko Supervisor Michael Scanlan welcomed today’s adoption of the Law on Budget that institutes a transparent budget process, as well as the directive to “Putevi Brčko” to harness Brčko’s abundant resources to repair the Brčko-Gunja Bridge.
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.
Supervisor welcomes steps by Brčko Assembly to improve security and business environment in the District
Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko Supervisor Michael Scanlan applauded the adoption of the Brčko District Budget Rebalance, which includes funding to facilitate the long-delayed transfer of the Brčko Police to a modern EU-constructed building.
High Representative speaks about Srebrenica genocide at Yale University
High Representative Valentin Inzko visited Yale University, where he delivered a speech as part of the Seminar “Genocide and History.”
New York: HR meets UN Assistant Secretary-General Jenca
High Representative Valentin Inzko met today in New York with United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca.
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.