The Speaker of the Republika Srpska Parliament, Nedeljko Cubrilovic, said this evening that the BiH Constitutional Court is putting a political pressure on Srpska by requesting that it immediately, and in 15 days at the latest, informs the Court of measures it undertook to implement the Court’s decision on Republika Srpska Day.“This is a classic pressure on Republika Srpska on a day when all political parties based in Srpska agreed that a referendum is needed where citizens would vote on whether they support January 9 as Republika Srpska Day,” Cubrilovic told reporters in Banjaluka.
He said that the Republika Srpska Parliament on June 17 sent a request to the BiH Constitutional Court to reconsider the decision challenging Republika Srpska Day.
“The Republika Srpska Parliament asked the BiH Constitutional Court to bring a new decision which would void this decision on Republika Srpska Day. We expected the Court to voice its opinion in a legal procedure, and not to use political means,” Cubrilovic added.
According to him, the BiH Constitutional Court sent a note to the Republika Srpska Parliament demanding that it informs the Court of whether it implemented the decision on Republika Srpska Day or not.
“They say that the decisions of the BiH Constitutional Court are obligatory. Also obliging are 99 rulings of this Court which the FBiH has never implemented, and I don’t know that the Court has ever asked the FBiH about them,” Cubrilovic says.
He expects that the Republika Srpska Parliament will give an answer to the request of the BiH Constitutional Court at a special session on a referendum on Republika Srpska Day which will be held tomorrow.
“Srpska has invested much effort to legally respond to the decision of the BiH Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court turned a deaf ear to all our activities as was the case many times before,” Cubrilovic said.
He feels that the request of the BiH Constitutional Court is another reason to hold a referendum on Republika Srpska Day.
The BiH Constitutional Court today asked the Republika Srpska Parliament to immediately, and in 15 days at the latest, inform the Court of measures it undertook to implement the Court’s decision on Republika Srpska Day.