Constitutional Court

Bosnia Serb and Croat leaders seek to change Const. Court setup

Dragan Covic, the Croat member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, and Milorad Dodik, the president of the country's Serb entity of Republika Srpska (RS), said on Thursday they would continue their close cooperation and would encourage amendments to the law on the Constitutional Court.

Bosniak party opposed to changing structure of constitutional court

The major Bosniak party in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), on Monday said that it would reject attempts to impose a new law on the Constitutional Court in that country that had been announced by the HDZ BiH party and the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), led by Milorad Dodik, and would insist on prosecuting corruption, particularly that concerning Dodik.

Croatian President: Officials should refrain from commenting on Constitutional Court's work

Reacting to a statement by Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic that the Constitutional Court's judges were the biggest threat to national security, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Thursday that it was necessary to respect the tripartite division of government and that officials in the executive government should refrain from commenting on the work of that court.

SDP asks court to assess constitutionality of decision to extend HRT director's term

Grbin described the decision as a gross violation of the Constitution aimed at securing influence for the outgoing government in the run-up to the early parliamentary election.

Sabor appoints 10 Constitutional Court judges

Parliament on Friday appointed ten Constitutional Court judges by a two-thirds majority thus avoiding a constitutional crisis that might have occurred on June 7 had the Constitutional Court remained without a quorum.

Parliamentary committee shortlists 10 nominees for constitutional court judges

The parliamentary Constitution Committee on Friday shortlisted ten nominees for Constitutional Court judges, proposing that parliament appoint them.

Consultations on nominations for Const. Court judges under way

The chairman of the Croatian parliamentary committee on the Constitution and the political system, Robert Podolnjak of the Bridge reformist party, on Friday said that the consultations on candidates for Constitutional Court judges would last until early March and after that advertisement for those positions should be published.

Task force to be set up to analyse Family Law

The Constitutional Court has requested information from the government regarding plans in this sector after it received ten motions for launching proceedings to assess whether the current Family Law was in line with the Constitution.

Questioning need for Const. Court motivated by will for political power without judicial control

"We would like to believe that the advocates of those ideas that are hard to understand are in fact ignorant and uninformed... However, I don't know who is more dangerous, them or the politicians who know something about the constitutional judiciary,"

Bosnian Serbs start marking illegal holiday, Bosniaks indignant

Their attempt actually ushered in the war that ravaged Bosnia and Herzegovina until the conclusion of the Dayton peace accords in 1995.

Women's Network against ban on abortion

The letter cited Council of Europe Resolution 1464 "Women and Religion in Europe" which calls on member states to protect women's human rights through legislation and practice.

Sanader to be released from custody

The Constitutional Court noted that its ruling solely dealt with procedural matters relating to the extension of investigative custody for the accused and not with his guilt.

Cenbank orders removal of disputed annex from conversion contracts

Eight commercial banks and four individuals had requested the Constitutional Court to assess the constitutionality of the two laws regulating the conversion.

Complete results of parl. vote released by Electoral Commission

Hrvatin presented some interesting statistical data about the election of 143 deputies in ten constituencies in the country and in the constituency for Croatians living abroad,

FinMin happy about ruling, says banks to be punished

"I said previously that banks were speculating and waiting for the elections...  Their speculation has proven futile and they have caused even bigger problems for themselves now.