OHR: CC BiH is cornerstone on which BiH’s constitutional framework rests

OHR: CC BiH is cornerstone on which BiH’s constitutional framework rests

SARAJEVO, February 12 (FENA) – All steps that would paralyze the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and prevent their work would be a major step in the wrong direction, therefore the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in BiH expects all political parties to respect BiH institutions and ensure that they make decisions that lead BiH to the EU accession.

“Without referring at the specific decision of the Constitutional Court, which we have not seen, we would like to remind that the Constitutional Court is the cornerstone on which the constitutional framework of BiH rests,” OHR stated for FENA.

As they added, in accordance with the BiH Constitution, the entities are obliged to fully respect the decisions of the BiH institutions, including those of the Constitutional Court, which are final and binding.

Commenting on today’s decision by Republika Srpska’s representatives to suspend work on any issue at the BiH level pending the adoption of a new Law on the Constitutional Court of BiH, with no foreign judges, OHR reminded that the presence of international judges in the Constitutional Court the Court of BiH provided for in the Constitution.

“Attacks on the Court or any of its members constitute unacceptable interference with the work of the judiciary,” the Office of the High Representative in BiH stated.