05/09/2023 OHR

Second expert consultation meeting on state property: Focus on agricultural assets

The second expert consultation session on the issue of state property was held yesterday at the Delegation of the European Union in Sarajevo. At this session, the Working Group, which consists of distinguished local and international legal experts, discussed different modalities for regulating the issue of agricultural assets in the context of a comprehensive solution of the state property issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The experts looked into technical and legal aspects of ownership, use, and management of agricultural assets having in mind the current environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina, solutions applied in other systems, and other criteria such as agricultural production and environment protection.

The task of the Working Group, formed by the OHR with support from the PIC Steering Board, is to produce a set of expert opinions and information to facilitate the work of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly in resolving the issue of state property.

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