EVENT: 2014 General Election and Future Reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Emerging Democracies Institute

cordially invites you to a panel discussion:

2014 General Election and Future Reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Amb. Jonathan Moore

Head of Mission, OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mary Ann Hennessey

Head of Council of Europe Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Michael Haltzel

Senior Fellow, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC

moderated by

Reuf Bajrovic

President, Emerging Democracies Institute


Friday, October 10, 2014

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


Hotel Europe Atrium, Vladislava Skarica 5, Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is in its deepest political crisis since the Dayton Peace Accords was signed in 1995. Peace and stability have endured for almost two decades in great part due to the stabilizing role of the United States, European Union, OSCE, Council of Europe as well as other international actors. However, as the recent violent protests have shown, the citizens are very dissatisfied with the current situation in the country. The country has not made any progress towards NATO and EU membership since the last election in 2010 and questions hang over its integration prospects in the 2014-2018 period. Also, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights because of the unwillingness of the political elite to implement the Sejdic-Finci ruling.

The panelists will provide their views on the 2014 election campaign as well as the country’s reform prospects.

Note: the event will be in English.