|The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina makes an integral part of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina so called Dayton Peace Agreement which was initialled on November 21st 1995 in Dayton (USA) and signed on December 14th 1995 in Paris. The text of the Constitution is presented in the Annex 4 and defines Bosnia and Herzegovina as a complex and decentralized country with two entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Srpska.
PRESIDENCY OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the current Constitution, is defined as the state institution. The function of collective Head of State is equally carried out by three Members from the constitutive people of Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Bosniac, Serb, and Croat people. Constitutional jurisdictions of the Presidency are defined by Article 5 of the Constitution, which represents a special Annex to the General Framework Agreement for peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was initialed in Dayton on 21 November 1995 and officially signed in Paris on 14 December 1995.
Web site: www.predsjednistvobih.ba
The members of the B&H Presidency are: :
|Dr. Mladen Ivanić
|Dr. Dragan Čović
|Mr. Bakir Izetbegović
PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina was established by the Dayton Peace Agreement which was initialled in Dayton on 21 November 1995 and officially signed in Paris on 14 December 1995. This highest legislative body of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a bicameral parliament comprising the House of Representatives (42 members) and the House of People (15 members).
Web site: www.parlament.ba
COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the executive power body of Bosnia and Herzegovina which was established according to the B&H Constitution, laws and other B&H regulations. The headquarters of the Council of Ministers is in Sarajevo.
According to the Law on ministries and other bodies of administration, the Council of Ministers has nine ministries:
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
- Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations,
- Ministry of Civil Affairs,
- Ministry of Finance and Treasury,
- Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees,
- Ministry of Justice,
- Ministry of Communications and Transport,
- Ministry of Security,
- Ministry of Defense
Web site: www.vijeceministara.gov.ba
ENTITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA:
- THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
- THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA