CLAIM: “HJPC was formed through the violence of High Representative Paddy Ashdown, without any consent.”
FACT: Entity competencies in this field were validly transferred to Bosnia and Herzegovina through an agreement signed by both the entities and the state in accordance with Article III.5. of the BiH Constitution. This was followed with the adoption of the Law on HJPC by the BiH Parliamentary Assembly in 2004.
CLAIM: “…the OHR has not done the most important thing: provided the translation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. For 26 years, there has been no official translation of the Dayton Peace Agreement, the Constitution, etc., to the languages of the peoples of BiH, and that is OHR’s job.”
FACT: The "Agreement for the Establishment of the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Language Texts of the Annexes to the General Framework Agreement" signed in Paris on 14 December 1995, stipulated that each party to the GFAP would provide the French Government with the respective language version. The French Government received a draft translation in [...]
CLAIM: “The forests are under jurisdiction of the FBiH and Brčko District… The RS has the right to dispose of its property.”
FACT: The Constitutional Court of BiH ruled that forests and forestland across the whole territory of BiH represent public goods that are part of State Property which is within the exclusive competence of the State of BiH and therefore needs to be regulated by a State level law adopted by the BiH Parliament. The Entities and Brčko District’s manage [...]
CLAIM: “There is no sovereignty of BiH, only the entities have this”
FACT: As stated in Article I.1 and I.3 of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the entities were legally established as part of the internal structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which continued its existence under international law as a state with its internal structure modified. Therefore, the sovereignty rests with the State of Bosnia and [...]