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Kratka istorija konstitutivnosti u BiH
A Brief History of Constitutivity in BiH

Author(s): Žarko Papić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Civil Society, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Inter-Ethnic Relations
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: nation; national equality; constitutivity; human rights; citizens;
Summary/Abstract: The equality of Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs and citizens is the basis of Bosnia and Herzegovina, their common and indivisible homeland. National equality is the realization of collective human rights. Constitutivity is the constitutional mechanism by which it is realized. There is no majority and minority nor re-vote but an agreement is needed. Constitutional mechanisms to ensure constitutivity must be modified. This will prevent the blockage of institutions. Abolition of constitutivity and so-called civic principle of „one man one vote“ destabilizes the country.

  • Page Range: 212-226
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian