OHR launches 2nd Phase of Anti-Corruption Campaign
Sarajevo, 07 September 2000 This week, the Office of the High Representative launches the second phase of a two-phase public anti-corruption awareness campaign. We hope that this campaign will help draw attention and spark debate about this issue, which is so important to the future development of BiH.
The High Representative meets the Inter-Religious Council
Sarajevo, 05 September 2000 Today the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, met with leaders of the four religious communities of BiH; Cardinal Vinko Puljic, President of the Inter-Religious Council, the Reisu-l-ulema, Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Mitropolit Dabrobosanski, Nikolaj Mrdja and President of Jewish Community BiH, Jakob Finci to discuss restitu [...]
The High Representative Annuls RS Restitution Laws
Sarajevo, 31 August 2000 The High Representative, Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch, yesterday issued a Decision annulling the RS Law on Return of Confiscated Property and Compensation, the RS Law on Return of Seized Real Property, and the RS Law on the Return of Seized Land. Under the annulled laws the Republika Srpska assumed financial responsibility [...]
Opposition to the Single National Passport Evade Duty
Sarajevo, 30 August 2000 The Office of the High Representative is stunned by the utter irresponsibility displayed by some of the members of the BiH House of Representatives at yesterdays session where the Law on a single passport was tabled for discussion. After 32 days of summer recess, only 24 out 42 parliamentarians found time to attend yesterda [...]
Agreement on Accommodation of the Primary School “Scipe” in Prozor-Rama Signed
Mostar, 30 August 2000 The Agreement on partial accommodation of the "Scipe" Primary School within the "Marko Marulic" Primary School building in Prozor-Rama was signed today by the C7 Minister and Deputy Minister of Education, the Prozor-Rama Mayor, the Chair and the Vice-chair of the Prozor-Rama Municipal Council, the two school directors and the [...]
Ambassadors’ Tour of Return Areas
Sarajevo, 29 August 2000 The High Representative Wolfgang Petritsch, COMSFOR Lt. Gen. Ronald E. Adams and UNHCR Chief of Mission Werner Blatter have invited Ambassadors of countries represented in Bosnia and Herzegovina to visit by helicopter key areas of return across the country on Thursday, August 31, 2000. The aim of the tour is to view progres [...]
The High Representatives amends Federation Law on Funds Management Companies and Investment Funds
Sarajevo, 18 August 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, today issued a decision amending the Federation Law on Funds Management Companies and Investment Funds. Paragraph 3 of Article 134, which limited the period in which Private Investment Funds (PIFs) could subscribe to shares to three months has now been deleted. Citizens of Bosnia [...]
Appointment of Magistrate in the Brcko District
17 August 2000 The Supervisor of Brcko, Gary Matthews, issued today an Order appointing Mrs. Jasna Cejvanovic as Magistrate, to serve in the Magistrate Court located in Ravne, in the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mrs. Cejvanovic, as the rest of the current judges, prosecutors and magistrates serving in the Brcko area, will perform her [...]
High Representative explains his decision to amend law on presidential succession
Sarajevo, 07 August 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, regrets that he has had to amend the Law on Filling a Vacant Position of a Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina which was adopted by the BiH Parliamentary Assembly on July 31. The High Representative has decided to impose amendments which ensure the election of a Pr [...]
Adoption of the Law on Party Financing by the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo, 28 July 2000 Senior Deputy High Representative, Ambassador Dr. Matei Hoffmann, welcomes the swift adoption of the Law on Party Financing by the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The adoption of this law represents a strong commitment towards a further democratisation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by political forces here.