OHR and OSCE are forced to review proposed Law on Presidential Succession
Sarajevo, 28 July 2000 The Office of the High Representative and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina are amazed at the BiH House of Representatives' rush to adopt without public debate or examination by the constitutional commission a law on presidential succession.
Property Law Implementation Statistics
Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 Given the importance of the implementation of the property laws, the International Community has decided to publish on a monthly basis statistics on progress in property law implementation in each municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dr Dragan Gasic resigns as International Administrator of RTRS
Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, and the International Administrator of RTRS, Dragan Gasic, are of the opinion that the time has come for the start of a new phase in the restructuring of RTRS. After fundamental changes made to RTRS in the last two and a half years, the broadcaster should now prepare intensively fo [...]
Joint Statement by Republic of Croatia Prime Minister Ivica Racan and Principal Deputy High Representative Ralph Johnson
Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 The Office of the High Representative (OHR) welcomes the recent cooperation demonstrated by the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in resolving many issues of mutual interest between the two countries. In particular, these issues include upholding the Independent Media Commission's decision on illegal broadcasting [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Removal of Ahmed Smajic, Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Forestry of the Federation of BiH
Sarajevo, 27 July 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, today issued a Decision removing Mr Ahmed Smaijc from his position of Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Forestry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As Minister, Mr Smajic impeded the economic reform effort in Bosnia and Herzegovina and development of transparen [...]
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 [...]
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.