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    A proposal for the implementation of the Constitutional Court of BiH “Ljubić” ruling for the House of Peoples of the Parliament of the Federation of BiH

A proposal for the implementation of the Constitutional Court of BiH “Ljubić” ruling for the House of Peoples of the Parliament of the Federation of BiH

The Institute for social and political research (IDPI) Mostar has prepared a proposal for the implementation of the Constitutional Court of BiH Ljubić ruling for the House of Peoples of the Parliament of the Federation of BiH. This proposal ensures the complete implementation of the General elections held on October

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    Comment: The ‘European civic’ vs ‘Daytonian ethnic’ Bosnia & Herzegovina false dilemma

Comment: The ‘European civic’ vs ‘Daytonian ethnic’ Bosnia & Herzegovina false dilemma

The Institute for Social & Political Research (IDPI) commented recent statements by some European foreign ministers. It is important to understand that the “European civic” vs “Daytonian ethnic” Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) dilemma is false. The document was also sent to both domestic and European relevant officials’s addresses. The BiH

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    Analysis: OHR claims that state constitution, state laws and rulings of the Constitutional court of BiH do not obligate entities to respect them and implement them

Analysis: OHR claims that state constitution, state laws and rulings of the Constitutional court of BiH do not obligate entities to respect them and implement them

The Institute for Social and Political Research (IDPI) from Mostar published its analysis on High Representative’s attempts to change the constitutional and legal order in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can get the full PDF here.   OHR claims that state constitution, state laws and rulings of the Constitutional court of BiH

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    Interview of Ivan Vukoja in Globus

Interview of Ivan Vukoja in Globus

Ivan Vukoja, President of the Assembly and Member of the Expert Team of IDPI, provided a long interview to a journalist of prominent Zagreb weekly „Globus“ Darko Hudelist. In interview he underlined his positions on the essence of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a state, necessity of Electoral Law changes, risks

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    Basic Principles, Models and Proposals for BiH Election Law Reform

Basic Principles, Models and Proposals for BiH Election Law Reform

IDPI (Institute for Social and Political Research) has developed basic principles to guide the electoral reform process in Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH). These principles were formulated in line with the requirements of the Dayton Accords and the rulings of the Constitutional Court. We welcome our international friends of Bosnia &

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    Ivan Pepić for Euractiv: Time for Juncker to help Bosnia-Herzegovina with a bridge from Dayton to accession

Ivan Pepić for Euractiv: Time for Juncker to help Bosnia-Herzegovina with a bridge from Dayton to accession

Two years after it applied for EU candidate status, Bosnia and Herzegovina will hand over the answers to the Commission’s questionnaire this week. Now it falls upon Juncker to hold BiH to its membership aspirations and the reform commitments expressed, writes Ivan Pepic. Ivan Pepic is head of the expert team

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    Petty politicizing and manipulation instead of arguments and dialogue: DPC’s reaction to the IST’s analysis

Petty politicizing and manipulation instead of arguments and dialogue: DPC’s reaction to the IST’s analysis

After US-based Institute for Stabilization and Transition (IST) published analysis titled “Bosnia and Herzegovina: Failed State in the Heart of Europe”on October 17, 2017, instead of substantiated public and academic discussion of IST’s analysis on the currents state of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and policy recommendations, what followed was inappropriately

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    The Myth of ‘Good’ Civic and ‘Bad’ Ethnic Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Response to Mujanovic’s Fantasies

The Myth of ‘Good’ Civic and ‘Bad’ Ethnic Politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Response to Mujanovic’s Fantasies

Jasmin Mujanovic’s article Russia’s Bosnia Gambit: Intrigue in the Balkans appeared on September 6th 2017 on the Foreign Affairs website. It contains numerous web links, probably supposed to serve as references that confirm his “hypotheses.” However, Mujanovic’s references are extremely biased, and his attempt to present the article as a snapshot is the

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    Theory of dediscoursification and implementation of Dayton peace  as continuation of the state of war

Theory of dediscoursification and implementation of Dayton peace as continuation of the state of war

Izetbegović’s discourse is filled with the examples of violation of all key values of moral-discursive matrix of language: for instance, we find many contradictory statements concerning essential issues and aspects of BiH politics; the statement on civil, ethnically unmarked BiH in parallel with the statement on BiH-Moslems as a foundational, and even majority, people to BiH who can claim some special rights over the state; or the expression of the wish to accept the condition of war with the aim of defending Bosnia’s full sovereignty in the sense of an undivided rule; but also the expression of readiness to arrange the relations within BiH in accordance with both Serb and Croat interests.

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    Elections as the means of discrimination against BiH Croats

Elections as the means of discrimination against BiH Croats

Such abuse of electoral outcomes was founded also on a ‘reform’ of the House of Peoples of the BiH Federation which, under the Washington agreement, is composed of Bosniak and Croat 30 member clubs that made decisions by a simple majority. The reforms added to the House both a Serb and a club of ‘others’, while the number of representatives per clubs was reduced to 17, and a simple majority decision making by individual clubs was reduced to 1/3 threshold. As 6 of 17 delegates to the Croat club are actually elected in the cantons with Bosniak majoriy, this has enabled Bosniaks to elect 6 „Croats of their own” and thereby gain supremacy within the Croat club.

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