The Government of Bosnia's Republika Srpska entity concluded in its session on Monday that decisions of the State Constitutional Court regarding the entity property law are “undermining competencies of Republika Srpska and destructing existential fundaments of its existence.”
The statement comes days after the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina prohibited the implementation of the Law on Immovable Property in the Serb-majority entity, until the final decision was made on the merits.
The decision was passed based on the appeal of Bosniak member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency Denis Becirovic, but it also accepted the motions on the same matter filed by Croat Presidency member Zeljko Komsic as well as 16 members of Bosnia's State Parliament.
In a session held on Monday, Republika Srpska Government concluded that the court decision was “unacceptable” and it tasked the RS Attorney's Office to “continue taking activities towards the protection and accomplishment of property rights and interests of the presented entities.”
The government also tasked the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water management to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the Law on Forests and Law on Agricultural Land, and to propose further steps in those sectors.
On February 27, the international peace envoy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, High Representative Christian Schmidt, suspended the RS Law on Immovable Property, which was nevertheless published in the RS Official Gazette.
RS President Milorad Dodik said the entity authorities will apply the law despite the High Representative's decision.