OHR and SFOR act to prevent intimidation at Banja Luka

On the basis of clear evidence presented to him this evening by the chief of police in Banja Luka, Ambassador Klein, The Principal Deputy High Representative has determined that the large numbers of buses entering the town this evening contain people intending to provoke disorder and probable violence in connection with the SDS rally due to be held [...]

Agreement on the BiH DCA

After several weeks of intensive, but friendly, negotiations led by Air Vice-Marshal Rob Wright of the OHR with co-opted assistance from ICAO and SFOR, the Joint Aviation Commission comprising Bosniak, Serb and Croat representatives, today (5 September 1995) reached final agreement on the new structure for the BiH Department of Civil Aviation.

Statement on the Issue of Natural Gas Supplies to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Natural gas is a major source of energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in the Sarajevo area where it provides most of the heating and cooking energy needed by the population. The resumption of gas supplies- under a long-term contract with the Russian Gazexport company-requires the settlement of an outstanding debt of US$12.4 million for gas [...]

Media Agreement Reached

Principal Deputy High Representative Jacques Klein and Commander, SFOR General Eric Shinseki have reached an agreement with the Serb member of the BiH Joint Presidency Momcilo Krajisnik in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Serb Radio and Television (SRT) which will curb inflammatory reporting by RS media against the Internationa [...]

Press Release

Regarding this morning's events, and the crowds gathered in various parts of the town, Brcko Supervisor Robert Farrand asks that all citizens disperse peacefully and return to their homes.

Croat Returns to Bugojno Agreed

Senior Deputy High Representative Ambassador Wagner met with Acting Mayor of Bugojno, Dzevad Mlaco, on 24 August for a common announcement about welcoming the return of refugees and displaced persons to Bugojno.

OHR Press Release

The High Representative deplores the ruling of the Republika Srpska Constitutional
Court in what is clearly a decision taken under political pressure.

OHR Press Statement

The decision of Mrs Plavsic appears to be in line with the Constitution. We hope that the other organs of government in the RS also behave within the provisions of the constitution.

Appointment of new Principal Deputy High Representative

STATEMENT by the High Representative, Carlos Westendorp Appointment of new Principal Deputy High Representative The Hague, 02 July 1997 In welcoming the appointment of General Jacques Klein as the new Principal Deputy High Representative in the Hague today the High Representative Carlos Westendorp made the following statement: "When I asked the Uni [...]

Human Rights Working Group Press Release

The Human Rights Working Group, comprised of OHR, OSCE, UNHCR, UNCA, IPTF, SFOR, UN HIGH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, based in Banja Luka expresses deep concern over the failure of Republika Srpska police authorities to enforce the law by re-instating 38 families to their legally owned homes.

Press Statement on Succession Issues

A plenary meeting to give further consideration to succession issues was held at the Office of the High Representative in Brussels on 2,3 and 4 June 1997.