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General elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina reveal ethnic frustrations

The latest general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, held on 3 October 2010, exemplify just how troubling the ethno-democratic Constitution of the country is. This is particularly visible in the election of the members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Constitution of B&H provides (in Article V) that the Presidency will have three

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Published on October 4, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Bosnia, hp, Nedim Kulenović
 
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Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina dismisses one of its judges

For better or worse, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina has for a long time been recognized as one of the most important actors in the integration of post-conflict Bosnian society. The role of the Court in such complicated legal and political circumstances is complex, particularly when its decisions can, and certainly do, have

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Published on August 8, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Bosnia, hp, judicial appointments
 
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Constitutional courts in hot political water in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and in the Republic of Macedonia

Several of the now independent countries, once republics of the former Yugoslavia are a constant source of politically signficant constitutional jurisprudence. The last week provided two illustrations. As our avid readers will recall, the European Court of Human Rights held last December that the “consociational” or “power-sharing” pact in Bosnia-Herzegovina (one of the outcomes of

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Published on February 8, 2010
Author:          Filed under: Bosnia, Macedonia, Ran Hirschl
 
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The ECHR and ethnic discrimination in the Bosnia and Herzegovina constitution

The European Court of Human Rights had a holiday gift for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s smaller minority groups today. The story is widely reported; Deutsche Welle has coverage here. The court ruled that provisions of the country’s post-conflict constitution are discriminatory in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The suit in question, Sedjic and

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