Member of the Presidency of BiH Bakir Izetbegović submitted to the Constitutional Court of BiH a request for solving the constitutional and legal dispute with the entity Republika Srpska over the decision on the entity referendum adopted by the National Assembly of RS on July 15, 2016.
The dispute was caused by the violation of constitutional and legal jurisdictions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. the violation of the obligation of the entity of Republika Srpska to respect the Constitution of BiH regarding the final and binding nature of the decisions by the Constitutional Court of BiH in terms of the article VI/5 of the Constitution of BiH and the principle of legal state and democratic order in terms of article I/2 of the Constitution of BiH.
In its final and binding decision number U-3/13, the Constitutional Court of BiH concluded that January 9 cannot be celebrated as the Day of Republika Srpska. Thereby, the disputable decision by the National Assembly of RS and its implementation violate the Constitution of BiH and the binding international law for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Protection of these two aspects of constitutional and legal system and order of BiH is primary obligation of all national institutions of BiH.
Member of the presidency of BiH Bakir Izetbegović thus requested from the Constitutional Court of BiH to determine that the disputable decision by the National Assembly of RS is opposing the article I/2 and the article VI/5 of the Constitution of BiH and to make the decision ineffective, as well as to oblige the National Assembly of RS to undertake all activities that will annul all decisions and activities based on that decision by the national Assembly of RS.