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Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian/Croatian: Vijeće ministara Bosne i Hercegovina, Serbian: Савјет министара Босне и Херцеговине) is the executive branch of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also called the Cabinet.

According to the Article V, Section 4 of the Constitution, the Chair of the Council of Ministers is nominated by the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and confirmed by the National House of Representatives. The President of the Council of Ministers then appoints other ministers.

Contents

  • Decision of the Constitutional Court 1
  • Responsibilities 2
  • Standing Bodies of Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
  • Current Cabinet 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Decision of the Constitutional Court

On 11 February 1999, Mirko Banjac, at the time Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, instituted a request for, among other issues, the evaluation of the constitutionality of the Law on the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Ministries of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 4/97) which foresaw the existence of two Co-Chairs and a Vice-Chair of the Council of Ministers. In its decision the Court had, among other things, stated the following:

The Court gave the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina a three-month period from the date of publication of its decision on this matter in the "Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina" to bring the contested provisions of the Law in conformity with the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the Parliamentary Assembly failed to do that the Court, acting upon the request of the applicant and pursuant to its decision of 14 August 1999 and the legal standpoint exemplified in the reasons of the decision, established that certain provisions of the Law on Ministers and Ministries shall cease to be valid.[2]

Responsibilities

The Council is responsible for carrying out the policies and decisions in the fields of:

Standing Bodies of Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • General Secretariat
  • Economic Directorate
  • Internal Politics Directorate
  • Directorate for European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bureau for Legal Matters

Current Cabinet

# Name
(Born-Died)
Function Party
Denis Zvizdić
(b. 1964)
Chairman of the Council of Ministers SDA
Mirko Šarović
(b. 1956)
Minister of Foreign trade and economic relations
Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers
SDS
Vjekoslav Bevanda
(b. 1956)
Minister of Treasury and Finance
Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers
HDZ BiH
Adil Osmanović
(b. 1963)
Minister of Civil Affairs SDA
Josip Grubeša
(b. 1979)
Minister of Justice HDZ BiH
Igor Crnadak
(b. 1972)
Minister of Foreign Affairs PDP
Slavko Matanović
(b. 1958)
Minister of Communication and Traffic DF
Semiha Borovac
(b. 1955)
Minister of Human Rights and Refugees SDA
Dragan Mektić
(b. 1956)
Deputy Minister of Safety SDS
Marina Pendeš
(b. 1964)
Minister of Defence HDZ BiH

See also

References

  1. ^ Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, U-1/99, para. 4 and 5, Sarajevo, 14 August 1999
  2. ^ Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, U-1/99, Sarajevo, 29 January 2000

External links

  • Website of Council of Ministers
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