Statement by the High Representative Carl Bildt welcoming President Clinton’s announcement of US participation in the Follow-On force and his commitment of US troops to Bosnia for the next eighteen months
Statement by Mr. Carl Bildt, High Representative Sarajevo, 15 November 1996 I warmly welcome President Clinton's announcement of US participation in the Follow-On force and his commitment of US troops to Bosnia for the next eighteen months. We agree with his approach that foreign troops should be withdrawn only gradually and as circumstances permit [...]
The Office of the High Representative sharply refutes the ludicrous allegations made to the press this week that journalists from the Federation were denied access by the OHR to the Presidency session at the National Museum on 29 October.
OHR Statement by the High Representative on local elections in BiH
STATEMENT BY CARL BILDT, HIGH REPRESENTATIVE Sarajevo, 22 October 1996. With the postponement of the local elections, the international community will now be in a better position to assure local elections according to the higher standards which we are seeking.
Destruction of property on the site of the Mosque Ferhadija in Banja Luka
The Office of the High Representative has today, Thursday 17 October, witnessed the destruction of property on the site of the Mosque Ferhadija in Banja Luka. The destruction includes the levelling of a house and the removal of trees on the site of the former Mosque.
Statement on Succession Issues in Brussels
Further exploratory discussions on Succession Issues took place at the Office of the High Representative in Brussels on October 14 and 15. Delegations from all five states participated. The discussions were constructive, and will be resumed in three or four weeks time.
International Commission on Missing Persons Meeting in Geneva
The recently-formed International Commission on Missing Persons in the former Yugoslavia held its initial meeting in Geneva on October 11 and 12. The Commissioners participating were Commission chairman Cyrus Vance, former U.S. Secretary of State; Lord Carrington, former British Foreign Minister; Robert Badinter, former French Minister of Justice; [...]
Third Reprot of the High Representative for Implementation of the Bosnian Peace Agreement to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Sarajevo, 9 October 1996 The High Representative, Mr Carl Bildt, has submitted to the United Nations Secretary General his third report on his activities in implementing the Peace Agreement. This has now been released in New York as an official Security Council document. Following the certification by the OSCE of the 14th September elections, Mr Bi [...]
Statement by the High Representative congratulating the members of the new Presidency of BiH on their first and historic session
STATEMENT by the High Representative, Carl Bildt 30 September 1996 It is a good sign for the future that the new Presidency could meet in Sarajevo less than 24 hours after the election results had been certified yesterday. I warmly congratulate the members of the new Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina on their first and historic session today. Th [...]
Abandoned Property Legislation
As the designated final authority regarding interpretation of the civilian aspects of the Peace Agreement, the Legal Department of the Office of the High Representative (OHR) recently prepared an opinion on the question whether or not property legislation applicable in Bosnia and Herzegovina is in compliance with the Dayton Peace Agreement. The opi [...]
Joint Statement on Freedom of Return and Resettlement in BiH
The Parties have agreed to procedures for return of refugees and displaced persons into and through the Zone of Separation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.