The Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Constitutional Court repealed the provisions of the Declaration on the Constitutional Principles of the Republika Srpska National Assembly and the conclusions relating to the transfer of competencies adopted by the NARS at the end of last year.
The Constitutional Court ruled at the request of 15 members of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliament to resolve the dispute between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the RS entity.
The Court revoked the conclusions regarding the information on the judicial institutions of BiH, the conclusions regarding the information on the transfer of competencies from the RS to the level of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of defense and security, and in the field of indirect taxation.
The repealed provisions shall cease to be valid on the day following the day of publication of this decision in the Official Gazette of BiH.
The Constitutional Court found that there was a dispute regarding these acts. These are documents adopted by the RS National Assembly on December 10th last year.
The information was commented on Twitter by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliament Denis Zvizdic.
“I just received the Decision of the Constitutional Court of BiH at the request of 15 deputies in the PD BiH. The Constitutional Court repealed the provisions of the Declaration on the Constitutional Principles of the NARS, and the conclusions of the NARS regarding the transfer of competencies from the state to the RS entity in the field of justice, taxes and defense. Another victory of the state of BiH “, stated Zvizdic.
It should be reminded that on December 10, the RS National Assembly adopted a set of conclusions which paved the way for the return of competencies from the BiH to the entity level.
The NARS then withdrew its consent to sign an agreement on the transfer of certain responsibilities of the RS entities through the establishment of the BiH HJPC, and instructed the RS Government to send the RS HJPC law to the NARS for consideration and adoption within 6 months.
It was also stated that the Law on the HJPC of BiH will not be applied on the territory of the RS from the day the Law on the HJPC of the RS enters into force.
The NARS then also instructed the RS government to withdraw its consent to the agreement on the transfer of competencies in the field of defense, as well as to the agreement on competencies in the field of indirect taxation between the RS and the FBiH.
The RS government is in charge of sending and adopting laws in these areas within 6 months, Klix.ba writes.