The Dayton Constitution is a result of the Dayton Agreement, which is a result of the aggression and genocide committed by Serbia and Montenegro on a sovereign nation of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As such, the Dayton Agreement is illegal according to the UN Charter, Geneva Conventions, and other international conventions and treaties. Borders and constitution of one nation can not be changed by foreign aggressions and less so by the aggression and genocide. Furthermore, any agreement signed under pressure of aggression is unlawful. The Dayton Constitution is a result of an aggression and genocide and to build a future of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the bases of the Dayton Constitution amounts to complicity in the genocide and aggression.
Those who committed the crimes against humanity with an objective to carve out a part of the internationally recognized nation to create Â“Republic SrpskaÂ” (to create Greater Serbia) can not be partners in a process of conciliation and unification of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Dayton Constitution gave the war criminals a power of veto on any changes to the Dayton Constitution. The extreme power given to the war criminals was and is unlawful according to the international law. Any agreement signed under pressure is unlawful. Therefore, to use an unlawful Dayton Constitution as a starting point in the development of the future constitutional arrangements for Bosnia and Herzegovina is legalization of the unlawful Dayton Constitution, which is a direct result of an aggression and genocide.
We urge American people to call their representatives in Congress with the request that the US government representative in the negotiations in Bosnia and Herzegovina do what is right and just. There is only one just and politically acceptable solution for the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that is legal Constitution of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina with amendments from 1991 which ended communism and introduced the multiparty political system in Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This constitution provided free multiparty election in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1991 and free referendum of its independence in 1992. This constitution provides that each individual is sovereign on the entire territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina irrelevant on ethnicity or religion.
NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA