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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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    Why has Bonn-powered High Representative never been a sign of progress for Bosnia-Herzegovina: four reflections

Why has Bonn-powered High Representative never been a sign of progress for Bosnia-Herzegovina: four reflections

In reflections offered here author advocate a thesis: for a number of clear and pertinent reasons, the acting of Bonn-powered HR is inherently damaging to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a state and also as an association both of entities and of peoples and citizens.

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    Democracy, democratic representation, and constitutional logic of ethnic electoral units in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Democracy, democratic representation, and constitutional logic of ethnic electoral units in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is a problem with the election of Željko Komšić as a BiH Presidency member?

As Drazen Pehar explains, the election of Komšić stands in violation of the Dayton Constitution for Bosnia-Herzegovina, in particular of the preamble to the Constitution. Since the BiH Election Law currently in force sanctions the election, the law itself is unconstitutional. As a part of the explanation, Pehar offers a detailed argument in support of the theses that, first, in this part, the election law is actually an effect of a flawed and unpersuasive interpretation of the Dayton Constitution, and, secondly, that the logic of the Constitution plausibly interpreted supports the idea of ethnic electoral units.

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Strengthening of the role of European Union and Germany in Bosnia and Herzegovina – continuity of the reforms in wrong direction or U-turn in accordance with the European Parliament Resolution?

  Strengthening of the role of European Union and Germany in Bosnia and Herzegovina – continuity of the reforms in wrong direction or U-turn in accordance with the European Parliament Resolution?

Rise of the EU and German interest for the Balkans and Bosnia and Herzegovina got confirmed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal initiative on appointing the Balkans leaders’ meeting on 28th of August in Berlin. The meeting should be seen in the context of regional cooperation increase and strengthened European integration.

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