OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
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|Pursuant to Article X(1) of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Annex 4 to the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 49th session of the House of Representatives held on 25 March 2009 and at the 27th session of the House of Peoples held on 26 March 2009, adopted the following|
TO THE CONSTITUTION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA*
In the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, after Article VI(3), a new Article VI(4) shall be added and shall read:
"4. Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which exists under the sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is subject to the responsibilities of the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina as those responsibilities derive from this Constitution, whose territory is jointly owned by (a condominium of) the Entities, is a unit of local self-government with its own institutions, laws and regulations, and with powers and status definitively prescribed by the awards of the Arbitral Tribunal for the Dispute over the Inter-Entity Boundary in the Brcko Area. The relationship between the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Entities may be further regulated by law adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly.
The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall have jurisdiction to decide in any dispute relating to protection of the determined status and powers of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina that may arise between an Entity or more Entities and the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina or between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina under this Constitution and the awards of the Arbitral Tribunal.
Any such dispute may also be referred by a majority of the councilors of the Assembly of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina including at least one-fifth of the elected councilors from among each of the constituent peoples."
The existing Article VI(4) shall become Article VI(5).
Amendment I to the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall enter into force on the eight day after the date of its publication in the Official Gazette of BiH.
Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, No. 327/09
26 March 2009
* Official Gazette of BiH No. 25/09