The Government of Republika Srpska demands in its latest report to the UN Security Council that the international community observe the Dayton Peace Agreement and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty, emphasising that BiH’s friends in the international community should support reforms to restore the Dayton Agreement structure and refrain from meddling in the country’s internal policy and close down the Office of the High Representative.
The final, 7th part of the 19th Srpska report to the Security Council entitled “International community should observe the Dayton Peace Agreement and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty” states that in order to qualify for EU membership, BiH must become a country that can govern itself and whose sovereignty it fully respected.
“That will not be possible as long as the High Representative is present in BiH and as long as he appropriates the power to pass laws, change the constitution and punish whoever he wants, completely ignoring the Dayton-based constitutional system,” reads the report.
The document points out that BiH’s accession to the EU will be impossible as long as the High Representative secretly supports the usage of BiH institutions for an illegal implementation of the plan to centralise the country’s government contrary to the Dayton treaty.
“If BiH wants to become a state with full sovereignty and a member of the European Union, the presence of the High Representative must end,” says the Srpska Government.
This part of the report underlines that the Security Council should stop the unjustified application of Chapter VII of the UN Charter to BiH.
“The Security Council has the authority to undertake certain measures under Chapter VII of the UN Charter ‘to maintain or restore international peace and security’ only when it determines ‘the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression’,” explains the report.
The document concludes that despite political divisions, BiH has enjoyed peace and security for years and that there are no security threats that could justify the Security Council’s action under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Any further action under that chapter will cast a stain on BiH and harm the country’s progress to the EU membership, Republika Srpska claims.