1. The decision of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina about the Lawsuit against Genocide: After all the Deadlines Have PassedThursday, July 13th, 2006
In the issue dated July 8, 2006,”Nezavisne novine” (Independent News) reported from the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the complaint of Borislav Paravac, the Serb member of the Presidency, challenging the legality of Bosnia’s lawsuit against Serbia and Montenegro for aggression and genocide, which is now awaiting verdict at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. In the complaint raised in December of last year, Mr. Paravac alleges that the lawsuit was not filed by the institution of the Presidency, but by President Alija Izetbegovic, and asks for public debate in front of the Court to review all the issues regarding the procedures of filing and managing the genocide lawsuit.
“The Court concludes that it is not necessary to hear direct arguments in order to reach a decision. We will continue work on this subject after collecting the necessary documentation from the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
We, the Bosnians in the USA, wish to make the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina aware of a decision it had made on a case brought to it on May 25, 1997, by the Forum of Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FIBiH), Croat Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HSP BiH), and the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Party of Rights 1860 (BHSP-1860), in which the three parties asked for the annulment of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH (Dayton Agreement). In the decision of the court “No. 7/97″ dated November 22, 1997 signed by the president of the Court Marko Zovko, it is stated: