05/16/2023 OHR

Third expert consultation meeting on state property: Discussion on forestry assets

The third expert consultation session on state property was held yesterday at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sarajevo. At this session, the Working Group discussed different possibilities to regulate forests as part of a comprehensive solution to the state property issue in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The experts discussed and evaluated technical and legal aspects of ownership and use of forestry assets in Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries, as well as the management and protection of forestry assets.

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 BiH authorities.