The Constitutional Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) today passed a decision according to which the Serbs in the Herzegovina-Neretva, West Herzegovina and Posavina Cantons should finally become constitutive, and the Serbian language and letter of Cyrillic alphabet equal to other two languages and script.
The FBiH Constitutional Court ruled that constitutions of these three cantons were not in accordance with the Constitution of FBiH and that they did not recognize the constitutionality of the Serbian people, the Serbian language and the Cyrillic alphabet.
The Court ordered the assemblies of these three cantons to immediately, and no later than six months after the publication of this judgment in official gazettes, bring amendments to the constitutions of these cantons, in accordance with the Constitution of the FBiH.
Until such amendments are adopted, the provision of the FBiH Constitution shall apply.
The court made this decision on the basis of a request by the Prime Minister of FBiH Fadil Novalic and a third of the deputies in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton. Before the decision was made, a public hearing was held.