'9 January Bosnian Serbs Day is discrimination'

The Venice Commission, a counseling organ for European Parliament and European Commission in constitutional matters, supported the view of Bekir Izetbegovic considering the celebration of 9th of January as Bosnian Serb Republic Day as discrimination for non-Serbians.

'9 January Bosnian Serbs Day is discrimination'

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Venice Commission, a counseling organ for European Parliament and European Commission in constitutional matters, supported the view of Bekir Izetbegovic considering the celebration of 9th of January as Bosnian Serbian Republic Day as discrimination for non-Serbians.

The Venice Commission handled the celebration of 9th January as Bosnian Serb Republic Day in Bosnia's Serb Republic, one of the two entities in Bosnia in October 11-12 sessions.

In the report published following the sessions it was stated that the celebration of 9th of January as Bosnian Serbian Republic Day is discrimination for non-Serbians.

Bosniak member of Bosnian Tripartite Presidency Council Bekir Izetbegovic applied to the Bosnian Constitutional Court on January 7, 2013 for the celebration of 9th of January as Bosnian Serbian Republic Day to be questioned whether it complies with the national days law of Bosnian Serb Republic or not.

The Bosnian Constitutional Court applied to the Venice Commission on June 10, 2013 to handle the issue.

Last Mod: 26 Ekim 2013, 14:40
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