In the exercise of the powers vested in the High Representative by Article V of Annex 10 (Agreement on Civilian Implementation on the Peace Settlement) to the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to which the High Representative is the final authority in theatre regarding interpretation of the said Agreement on the Civilian Implementation of the Peace Settlement; and considering in particular Article II.1. (d) of the last said Agreement, according to the terms of which the High Representative shall “Facilitate, as the High Representative judges necessary, the resolution of any difficulties arising in connection with civilian implementation”;
Recalling paragraph XI.2 of the Conclusions of the Peace Implementation Conference held in Bonn on 9 and 10 December 1997, in which the Peace Implementation Council welcomed the High Representative’s intention to use his final authority in theatre regarding interpretation of the Agreement on the Civilian implementation of the Peace Settlement in order to facilitate the resolution of any difficulties as aforesaid “by making binding decisions, as he judges necessary” on certain issues including (under sub-paragraph (c) thereof) measures to ensure the Peace Agreement throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Entities;
Noting that, on 18 September 2009, the High Representative enacted the Decision Enacting the Law on Amendments to the Law on Electricity (“Official Gazette of Republika Srpska”, nos. 66/02, 29/03, 86/03, 111/04, 60/07, 114/07, 8/08 i 34/09) of 18 September 2009 as part of a package of laws aiming to incorporate the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the legal framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Noting further that negotiations between the Office of the High Representative, the Republika Srpska and the European Union on certain elements of this law led to an agreement on the text of the said Law which was adopted by the RS National Assembly on 21 December 2010;
Satisfied that the Law on Amendments to the Law on Electricity of Republika Srpska as published in the Official Gazette of Republika Srpska (“Official Gazette of Republika Srpska”, 1/11 of 5 January 2011) is in line with the Law on Transmission of Electric Power, Regulator and System Operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as amended on 18 September 2009;
Having considered, borne in mind and noted all the matters aforesaid, the High Representative hereby issues the following:
Repealing the Decision Enacting the Law on Amendments to the Law on Electricity of 18 September 2009
The Decision Enacting the Law on Amendments to the Law on Electricity (“Official Gazette of Republika Srpska”, nos. 66/02, 29/03, 86/03, 111/04, 60/07, 114/07, 8/08 i 34/09) of 18 September 2009 shall be repealed as of the entry into force of this Decision.
This Decision shall enter into force forthwith and shall be published on the website of the Office of the High Representative.
Sarajevo, 21 January 2011
Dr. Valentin Inzko