The Truth about Western Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
By: DAVOR DŽALTO
Bosnia crisis amid instability and disintegration, influenced by the current High Representative, amid global headlines.
Two reasons to heed the crisis: potential escalation and Western hypocrisy in democracy and human rights.
High Rep. Christian Schmidt's July 1, 2023 decisions enforced by imprisonment for non-compliance, up to five years.
Schmidt nullified Republika Srpska laws, blocking foreign Supreme Court justices' practice, favoring local legislation.
Republika Srpska sees Constitutional Court as lacking legitimacy, favoring Western elites over Bosnia's interests.
Western press highlights authoritarianism in Russia but overlooks neocolonial rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dayton Agreement shaped Bosnia's institutions after war, includes role of High Representative for coordination.
High Representative's appointment lacked clarity and transparency since London Peace Conference in 1995.
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