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Република Српска: двадесет година борбе за опстанак
Republic of Srpska: Twenty Years of Struggle for Survival

Author(s): Momčilo Subotić
Subject(s): International Law, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Inter-Ethnic Relations, Politics and Identity
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: Republic of Srpska; Dayton treaty; high representatives; altering of “Dayton”; Butmir negotiation; third entity; Serbia;

Summary/Abstract: In this work author deals with the newest period in political life of Republic of Srpska. At the same time, he considers original provisions of the Dayton treaty, which officials of RS in defense of their entity refer to, as well as “creative” application, i.e. ruthless violation of the “Dayton” by international representatives, with invitation to make “functional” state of Bosnian, which heats up unrealistic aspirations of Bosnians (and partly Croats) to establish a “civil” and “comprehensive” Bosnia and Herzegovina. The author pays special attention to the fact that the RS was created before the Dayton, and that in Dayton her international - legal personality was only confirmed, therefore, the RS is a subject of international law, part of a treaty, which its opponents repeatedly ignored and overlooked. For that reason, text deals with problems between “words” and “spirit” of Dayton, then Butmir negotiation, problem of the third Croatian entity, special connections between RS and Serbia, then phenomenon of Muslim/Bosnian identification with Bosnia and Herzegovina and finally state and perspectives of Republic of Srpska.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 421-441
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian