07/27/2000

International Community condemns Janja Violence

Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 The Office of the High Representative, the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Mission to Bosnia and Herzegowina and the UNHCR thoroughly condemn the serious incidents in Janja of the last few days. This outbreak of violence against returnees and the implementation of the property laws is disgraceful an [...]
07/27/2000

High Representative Ends Mandate of RTRS Board of Govenors

Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 Today, the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, issued a Decision ending the mandate of the current Board of Governors of RTRS and at the same time naming a new one. This Decision was taken in view of the failure of the Republika Srpska authorities to meet several deadlines to pass new legislation for RTRS. The new Board [...]
07/27/2000

Removal of Ramiz Dzaferovic

Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 Today, the High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, has removed Mr Ramiz Dzaferovic from his positions of Director of the Federation Tax Administration and member of the Management Board of the Payment Bureau. As Director of the Federation Tax Administration, Mr Dzaferovic, through acts of personal misconduct, impeded the eco [...]
07/27/2000

OHR welcomes Council of Ministers Decision on Single Passport for BiH

Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 The Council of Ministers today approved the amendments to the Law on Passports. The amendments envisage a single, neutral passport for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The single passport is a requirement from the 1998 Madrid Declaration of the Peace Implementation Council and the Presidency committed itself to the creation of a singl [...]
07/25/2000

Joint Statement of the OHR and the World Bank on Draft Labor Legislation

Sarajevo, 25 July 2000 This week, the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will submit to Parliament a draft Law on Amendments to the Labor Law. Preparatory work on the draft had been ongoing for over nine months within the Labor Legislation Reform Commission established by decree of Minister Garib.
07/21/2000

International Community Monitors Bocinje evictions

Sarajevo, 21 July 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, the head of the OSCE mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Robert Barry, and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General, Jaques Paul Klein, will monitor closely property evictions scheduled to start in the village of Bocinje, Maglaj municipality, Can [...]
07/21/2000

OHR disappointed with lack of agreement on implementation of May 10th education agreement

Sarajevo, 21 July 2000 This week, the Entity Educations Ministers held a meeting called for by the Senior Deputy High Representative, Ambassador Dr. Matei Hoffmann, at the OHR to discuss further steps in educational reform. The meeting, attended by Federation Education Minister Fahrudin Rizvanbegovic, his Deputy, Ivo Miro Jovic and the RS Education [...]
07/18/2000

High Representative Appoints New Deputy Head Of OHR Brcko

Sarajevo, 18 July 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, has appointed Mr. Gerhard Sontheim Deputy Head of the OHR Regional Office (North) in Brcko. Mr. Sontheim will take up his new duties on August 1st, 2000. Gerhard Sontheim has long standing experience in the region and has been the Deputy Head of the OHR Regional Office (South) in M [...]