The National Assembly of Republika Srpska has rejected and strongly condemned the decision of the Bosniak leadership to initiate a review of the International Court of Justice’s judgment, that was made against the will of the other constituent peoples in BiH, and called on the Srpska representatives in the BiH institutions to use all possible instruments to prevent any decision-making until the issues vital to Srpska are solved.
“We are of the opinion that this decision represents the most direct violation of the Constitution of BiH and General Framework Peace Agreement for Peace in BiH,” read the conclusions adopted after the discussion on the information on a motion for review of the International Court of Justice’s judgment in the BiH lawsuit against Serbia.
The National Assembly of Republika Srpska believes that such a method of decision-making, supposedly on behalf of Bosnia and Herzegovina, used by representatives of the Bosniak people without respecting the procedures defined by the Dayton Peace Agreement and participation of other constituent peoples in decision-making, requires immediate and clear response of the international community, i.e. countries that are guarantors of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
The action of the Bosniak political leadership once again confirmed that it is necessary to obtain approval from Republika Srpska’s authorities and institutions for the decisions of vital interest for both Republika Srpska and constituent Serb people that are made at the level of joint institutions in BiH, in order to adequately represent and protect the Srpska position based on Dayton, as well as the rights and the position of the Serb constituent people in BiH.
The National Assembly calls on Republika Srpska representatives in joint BiH institutions to use all legal and political instruments in order to prevent making of any decision at the level of joint BiH institutions until the issues vital to Srpska are resolved, such as documents related to the Court and Prosecutor’s Office of BiH , property issues, etc.
The Srpska Parliament urges all political stakeholders in Republika Srpska to demonstrate unity, seriousness and responsibility towards Republika Srpska in all issues of special importance for Srpska.
The Republika Srpska National Assembly stands firmly on the defending position of the letter of the Dayton Peace Agreement and rights that belong to Republika Srpska according to the Agreement.
It points out the necessity of passing the Act on the Constitutional Court of BiH and initiation of a parliamentary procedure that would enable departure of foreign judges from the Constitutional Court of BiH.
The National Assembly of Republika Srpska tasked the Srpska Government to prepare the Republika Srpska’s answers, together with Srpska representatives in joint BiH institutions, in order to strengthen the European path, to all current issues that will be addressed to the relevant international institutions.
The Srpska Assembly rejects the practice of unilateral decision-making and usurpation of joint BiH institutions.
The Srpska National Assembly is of the opinion that BiH Presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic has violated the Constitution of BiH and thus requires the launch of criminal responsibility against all those who participated in the initiation of illegitimate revision of the judgment of the International Court of Justice.
The BiH and FBiH institutions are required to fulfill all the previous measures defined in the Letter of Intent, which are a prerequisite for the implementation of the Reform Agenda on the EU path.
The Srpska National Assembly believes that the presence of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina on the EU path is unjustifiable, and therefore, as a signatory of Annex 10 of the Dayton Peace Agreement, it requires the abolition of the mentioned institution.
The Srpska Parliament, apart from the conclusions, also adopted the information on a motion for review of the International Court of Justice’s judgment in the lawsuit against Serbia.
Forty-six MPs voted for the proposed conclusions, 23 opposition members abstained, but noone voted against.
Speaker of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska, Nedeljko Cubrilovic, closed a special parliamentary session.