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Carna Pistan: “Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Constitutional Court Protects the Rule of Law Against Illiberal Memory Politics”
November 9, 2022

Carna Pistan (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow) published on the International Association of Constitutional Law’s (IACL-AIDC) blog about the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s decision to annul Republika Srpska’s attempts to prevent the implementation of a law criminalizing genocide denial and glorifying war criminals on its territory.

This recent Constitutional Court decision is relevant because it represents an effort to reinforce the respect for the rule of law and the judiciary system – two pillars of every democratic society – against illiberal memory politics. The decision also clarifies the role of the High Representative – an ad hoc international institution set up by the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement – in Bosnia’s constitutional order and the constitutional obligations of the two entities.

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