MINELRES: BOSNIA NEWS: Bosnian National Minorities' Council Formed

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Sat Apr 26 11:28:03 2008

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Friday, April 25, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (April 25,2008) – The Bosnian Council of National
Minorities has been constituted in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo; Roma
people’s representative Nedzad Jusic is President of the Council. His
deputies are Slovenian Marija Grbic and Macedonian Vasilija Ibrahimagic
are his deputies. 

The Council will, within 60 days, pass the book of regulations, which
will organize systematization, organization and program of this council. 

There are currently 10 members at the Council. The Bosnian State
Parliament confirmed their nomination in January. 

Keeping in mind that there are 17 national minorities in Bosnia, the
council will have additional seven members.

Members of the Council are elected at the proposal of Joint Commission
for Human Rights, Rights of Children, Youth, Immigration, Refugees,
Asylum and Ethics of BiH Parliamentary Assembly. The Assembly is obliged
to consult the national minorities’ councils in the process of election
of the council’s members, as well as other NGOs that deal with national

The Bosnian National Minorities Council is an advisory body which will
give opinions, advice and proposals to the BiH Parliamentary Assembly,
which are concerned with rights, position and interest of national
minorities in Bosnia.

Posted at Friday, April 25,

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