07/04/2023 OHR

Seventh expert consultation on state property: Discussion on property issues related to Annex 9 of DPA

The seventh expert consultation session on state property was held yesterday at the Embassy of Italy in Sarajevo. The Working Group discussed various modalities of ownership, management and use of resources covered under Annex 9 of the Dayton Peace Agreement such as roads, railways and ports and compared it to different legal frameworks in other countries.

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.