Decision on law-signing procedures in the RS during a presidential vacancy

Pursuant to my authority under Annex 10 of the General Framework for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Section XI of the Bonn Conclusions of December 1997, I take the following:


Since the Constitution of Republika Srpska is silent on the question which authority will be competent to promulgate the laws duly adopted by the National Assembly, when there is a vacuum in the RS Presidency, I hereby decide that the signature of the RS President on the adopted laws is not required for their publication in the RS Official Gazette during such a vacuum. I, therefore, order the Speaker of the National Assembly to have these laws published in the RS Official Gazette within a period of 7 days of their adoption by the National Assembly.

This Decision shall be published in the RS Official Gazette without delay.

Sarajevo, 25 June 1999

Carlos Westendorp
High Representative

Office of the High Representative