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Damir Banović ; Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Saša Gavrić ; Goethe Institut in Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is subject to constant constitutional changes. The
2000 decision of the Constitutional Court of BiH influenced the interpretations
of the principle of constitutiveness and the introduction of equality of
the three ethnic communities throughout its territory. The second judicial decision,
reached by the European Court of Human Rights, will cause further
development of the BiH constitutional system, for it is oriented towards the
abolition of discrimination of other BiH citizens (ethnic minorities and members
of no specific ethnicity) within the context of election into the organs of
legislative and executive powers on the BiH level. The aim of this article is to
present concisely the ways of alteration of the Constitution and the process of
construction of state institutions up to this point. The final two sections look
into the political initiatives and current discussions regarding a future constitutional
reform, while the final section provides the authors’ critical comment
on a potential reform of the BiH Constitution.


Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH Constitution, reform, discrimination, “Others”

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