RS National Assembly adopts conclusions on Constitutional Court of BiH

RS National Assembly adopts conclusions on Constitutional Court of BiH

BANJA LUKA, February 18 (FENA) – Deputies of Serb political parties in the Republika Srpska National Assembly (RSNA) adopted eight conclusions last night, requiring the entity parliament, among other things, to oblige RS representatives in BiH institutions to propose in the BiH Parliamentary Assembly adoption of Law on foreign judges’ employment termination and election of domestic judges in the Constitutional Court of BiH.

They also obliged RS representatives in the BiH institutions to suspend any decision-making until the adoption of a Law on the foreign judges’ employment termination and election of domestic judges in the Constitutional Court of BiH and its entry into force and the annulment of the disputed decision of the BiH Constitutional Court on agricultural land.

The conclusions, which were adopted after a full-day debate, were voted by 72 deputies, two were against, and “Information on the Anti-Dayton action of the Constitutional Court of BiH” was adopted with as many votes.

RS National Assembly tasks the RS Government to continue earlier negotiations with the FBiH Government with a view to defining the border line between the RS and the Federation of BiH, in accordance with Annex II of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH, it was stated in one of its conclusions, Serb political party leaders agreed.

They emphasized that the RSNA “confirmed that the High Representatives and the Constitutional Court of BiH have violated the Dayton Agreement and the Constitution of BiH, thereby altering the political system contrary to the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH, which is an international treaty”.

In one of the conclusions, RSNA “obliges all RS institutions not to accept and implement any future anti-Dayton and non-democratic decisions of the High Representative and the Constitutional Court of BiH” and requests that RS representatives in the BiH institutions inform RS Parliament of the implementation of these conclusions within 60 days.

MP of the parliamentary group “Together for BiH” Edin Ramić said at the RS National Assembly that the legal title holder of state land is the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During the debate, he added that the Constitutional Court of BiH did not say how the issue would be resolved, but that it is the jurisdiction of BiH.

A special session of the RS National Assembly regarding the anti-Dayton action of the Constitutional Court of BiH was held at the request of RS President Željka Cvijanović, who said in her closing statement that this was a “priority issue” and that it was important for the RS “to remain strong and stable, and prevent its disinheritance”.

The reason for the session of the RS Parliament is the decision of the Constitutional Court of BiH on unconstitutional Article 53 of the Law on Agricultural Land, which Serb officials do not accept and find harmful to RS, while representatives of Bosniaks and the international community indicate that the decisions of these judicial institutions must be respected.