Claim: The RS will have the opportunity to obtain observer status in BRICS.

FACT: Republika Srpska is an entity within a state, and not a sovereign state in its own right. It is part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina does not leave room for any “sovereignty” of the entities. The entities do not have the quality of being subjects of international law.

Claim: Bosnia and Herzegovina has internal borders.

FACT: The BiH Constitutional Court ruled on the constitutionality of the use of the term “border” in the RS Constitution in January 2000, concluding that the term “border” is unconstitutional. The disputed article of the RS Constitution was amended to replace the term “border” with the term “inter-entity boundary line.” There is no state border bet [...]

CLAIM: Prospective defense property is to be handed over to the RS authorities.

FACT: State and defense property remain among the requirements outlined in the "5+2 Agenda." Therefore, the OHR remains engaged in reaching an acceptable and sustainable resolution of these issues. When it comes to the immoveable military property that will serve future defense purposes (the “prospective defense property”), all legal acts needed to [...]

CLAIM: The High Representative’s decisions will affect the outcome of the elections.

FACT: October 2 decisions of the High Representative refer to the functioning of FBiH institutions, streamlining of government formation procedures, alleviating blockades and abuse of safeguarding mechanisms in legislative as well as judicial bodies. They in no way affect the will of the voters and the outcome of the 2022 General Elections.

CLAIM: The High Representative discriminates against Others because his decisions do not refer to the election of BiH Presidency and BiH House of Peoples members

FACT: The right to change provisions of the BiH Constitution, which is part of the Dayton Peace Agreement, belongs solely to the BiH Parliament. Therefore, the October 2 decisions are not part of the greater electoral reform which remains necessary to address BiH's international obligations and alleviate discrimination in the electoral process. The [...]