16.06.2006 OHR Sarajevo

OHR Statement on Police Restructuring

OHR has not received this letter but the following facts are clear: the Directorate was set up by unanimous CoM Decision  in line with  the October 2005  Political  Agreement. The Agreement clearly states that the executive authorities and parliaments at state and entity level will have an opportunity to review and adopt the proposal coming out of the Directorate after September.  In the meantime, this is a BiH process designed find technical solutions for Police Reform – a requirement for the SAA to be signed. BiH leaders can choose to further undermine this process but will need to explain to the electorate why, instead of moving BiH to the front of the queue for EC integration when the had the chance, they chose to put up new barriers to that process instead.