06/13/2023 OHR

Fifth expert consultation on state property: Discussion on water resources

The fifth expert consultation session on state property was held today at the Embassy of the United States in Sarajevo. During the meeting, the Working Group discussed possibilities for regulating water resources as part of a comprehensive solution to the state property issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The experts discussed various modalities of ownership and use of waters in Bosnia and Herzegovina and compared them to other countries, as well as the management and protection of waters.

The Working Group, formed by the OHR with support from the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board, aims to produce expert opinions and information to facilitate the BiH Parliamentary Assembly’s work in resolving the state property issue.

An acceptable and sustainable resolution of the apportionment of property between the State and other levels of government is the first objective of the 5+2 agenda. It has been a longstanding obligation of the BiH authorities.

The fourth session was held at the end of May at the Embassy of Japan, where experts discussed forestry assets.