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Based on the binding judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of
February 26, 2007 in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and
Montenegro, We, the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are decisively
against any form of discrimination, committed to the rule of law and the
justice for the victims of aggression and genocide, obeying the Convention
on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, obeying the
European Charter of Local Self-Government, obeying the Charter of the United
Nations, have decided by means of this Declaration to implement the
judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
(ICTY) and the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of
February 26, 2007 in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and
Montenegro, on this 24 th day of September, 2010, adopt
The Declaration of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The International Court of Justice, on February 26, 2007, in its legally
binding judgment in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and
Montenegro „Finds that Serbia has
violated the obligation to prevent genocide, under the Convention on the
Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in respect of the
genocide that occurred in Srebrenica in July 1995.”
The Court ruled that the genocide was committed by the government and
institutions of “Republika Srpska” and specifically the Army (VRS) and
Police (MUP) of „Republika Srpska” and that Serbia had an obligation to
prevent the genocide. Filing the law suit for genocide in 1993 preceded all
subsequent constitutional and legal arrangements for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The final judgment of the International Court of Justice supersedes all
constitutional arrangements that are offered today to the victims of
aggression and genocide including Annex 4 to the Dayton Agreement.
Therefore, We, the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the victims of
aggression and genocide, based on the binding judgment of the International
Court of Justice and applying the legal right to RESTITUTIO IN INTEGRUM
(restoration of the original condition) based on the peremptory norms of
International law JUS COGENS,
adopt The Declaration that We will exclusively obey the constitution of the
Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and that we will fight to restore the
institutions of the nation as they were before the aggression and genocide,
and We declare null and void the Dayton Constitution and institutions
created under the Dayton Constitution.
The constitution of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the only
legally binding document on the basis of which the independence of Bosnia
and Herzegovina has been recognized. This constitution ended communism and
provided for free multiparty elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1990 and
provided for free referendum of its independence in 1992. Under this
constitution, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina became a UN member nation.
This constitution provides that each individual is sovereign on entire
territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina irrelevant on ethnicity or religion.
Article 154 of the Constitution of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina: “
It is a sacred and inalienable
right and duty of citizens, all members of all ethnic groups living in
Bosnia and Herzegovina to protect and defend the liberty, independence,
sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity, and the organization of the
Republic defined by the Constitution.”
Article 154 of the Constitution of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina: “No
person has the right to recognize or to sign the capitulation, or to accept
or recognize occupation of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina or any
single part of it. No person has the right to prevent the citizens of the
Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from fighting any aggressor against the
Republic. Such acts are unconstitutional and they are punishable as treason
against the Republic. Treason against the Republic is the heaviest offence
against the people and is treated as a criminal act of the highest degree.”
The international community acknowledged the will of people of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, as expressed in a referendum on March 1, 1992 and recognized
the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a sovereign nation.
The rump-Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro today) and the Yugoslav People’s
Army (JNA) have waged a war of aggression in 1992 against the Republic of
Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to create an ethnically pure greater Serbia,
that led to killing, genocide and suffering unseen in Europe since World War
II. In legally binding Resolutions 752 and 757 from 1992, the UN Security
Council adopted economic sanctions and political isolation to Serbia and
Montenegro as punishment for their aggression against the Republic of Bosnia
In the provisional measures of the International Court of Justice on
September 13, 1993, “the Court
recorded that, since its Order [to Serbia and Montenegro] of
April 8, 1993, and despite it and many resolutions of the United Nations
Security Council, "great suffering and loss of life has been sustained by
the population of Bosnia-Herzegovina in circumstances which shock the
conscience of mankind and flagrantly conflict with moral law ..."
After the aggression and genocide, the constitution of Republic of Bosnia
and Herzegovina was illegally (with genocide) suspended and illegally
replaced by the Dayton Constitution. There are no legal provisions under the
international law nor customary laws that can be used as bases to replace
constitution and political system of a sovereign nation by aggression and
genocide. People of Bosnia and Herzegovina were deprived of their will
through aggression and genocide. This is why we are obliged to return the
state of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the constitutional, legal and territorial
status that the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina had before the aggression
The goal of the aggression and genocide against the people of Republic of
Bosnia and Herzegovina was to create an ethnically pure greater Serbia at
the expense of territory of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The
lawfulness and justice in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be
accomplished only after the goal of the aggression and genocide is denied to
the perpetrators of the aggression and genocide. According to International
law, and domestic laws, anything what was achieved unlawfully can not be
recognized as lawful.
The Dayton Agreement signed in Paris on December 1995 has rewarded the
aggression and the genocide by imposing an illegal and unjust division on
the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina into two “entities”: “Federation of
Bosnia and Herzegivina” and “Republika Srpska”, and by constructing unjust
and self-paralyzing constitutional system that resulted in ineffective
The aggression and genocide was the foundation on which the Dayton Agreement
and Dayton Constitution was forced on the victim nation, Republic of Bosnia
and Herzegovina. According to the Convention on the Prevention and
Punishment for the Crime of Genocide, nothing can justify subjugation of the
people of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the jurisdiction of the
constitutional, legal, and political arrangement of the Dayton Bosnia and
By the UN Charter, the United Nations were obligated to protect its member
state, the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from aggression and genocide,
and not to reward the perpetrators of aggression and genocide with the
territory of the victim state.
The Dayton Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Annex IV of the General
Framework of the Dayton Agreement) was imposed by aggression and genocide,
and it was never properly adapted in accordance with the procedures for the
amendment of the Constitution of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Therefore, we will never recognize the Dayton Constitution nor any
constitution or constitutional changes that might be adapted by institutions
of the Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina.
If not nullified, the Dayton Constitution could become a legal and
political precedent that a constitution of a sovereign nation can be changed
by foreign aggression and more so by aggression and genocide. The Dayton
Constitution is a result of aggression and genocide and to build a future of
Bosnia and Herzegovina on a base of the Dayton Constitution amounts to
complicity in genocide. The Dayton constitution is constitution of
aggression and genocide against people of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
by other means.
Under the Dayton Agreement, the unlawful governing power over the victims of
aggression and genocide in the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina was put into
the hands of those who committed the genocide and those who were complicit
in the genocide. The people of State of Bosnia and Herzegovina, take the
legitimate position that the current situation is unacceptable because it
implies that the victims of aggression and genocide are themselves
legalizing the aggression and genocide.
Any pressure or attempt to force the victims of aggression and genocide to
get used to and accept the situation created by the genocide, is an act of
The present situation in the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina is nothing more
than an illegal attempt that started with aggression in 1992 to legalize the
aggression and genocide which now is confirmed by the Judgment of the
International Court of Justice.
Therefore, this Declaration makes null and void the illegal Dayton
constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which if not nullified could become
a legal and political precedent that a constitution of a sovereign nation
can be changed by foreign aggression and more so by aggression and genocide.
This Declaration declares that both “entities,” “Federation of Bosnia and
Herzegovina” and “Republika Srpska” are illegal and illegitimate, as they
were the products of the aggression, genocide, and illegal and illegitimate
With this Declaration, the people of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina are
invited to fight by all legal means to restore the Republic of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, flying the flag and using the symbols of the Republic of Bosnia
Any changes in the constitution can be enacted only according to the
procedures defined by the Constitution of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
and the legal principle that supersede national laws, such as the Charter of
the United Nations and corresponding Human Rights Conventions, but under no
circumstances will they be based on the decisions of parallel, negotiated,
war and other ad-hoc institutions and individuals with disputed legal
In order to exercise its rights, based on the peremptory norms of
International law (jus cogens),
the people of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina do not need an approval
from the institutions that were condemned for the aggression and genocide
nor from other institutions whose mandate originates from any agreement
including the Dayton Agreement.
Below we set our signatures as a physical expression of our belief in the
right of our people to determine our own future in a manner that respects
the law and sovereignty of the individual citizen.
President of the Executive Board of Association “Mothers of Srebrenica and
Potocari – Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Professor Francis A. Boyle
General Agent for the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary Powers before the International Court of Justice
Champaign, Illinois, USA
President of Association “Mothers of Srebrenica and Podrinje”
Fojhari - Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
President, “Children’s Movement of Peace, Love, and Friendship”
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bikodze – Lukavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Modrica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
National Congress of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
National Congress of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Srebrenica Genocide Blog
Serb forces "targeted for extinction the
40,000 Bosnian Muslims living in
- Judge Theodor
Meron [Polish-American Jew], Krstic Appeal
DID YOU KNOW? Three years before the
genocide, Serbs destroyed hundreds of Bosnian Muslim
villages around Srebrenica and committed horrendous
massacres against Bosniak civilians (SEE
around Srebrenica, despite of being required to
do so under the 1993 agreement. In July 1995, Serbs
perpetrated genocide: 30,000 Bosniaks were forcibly
expelled and more than 8,000 summarily executed (DNA
Now you know...
11 September, 2010
FATA ORLOVIC SLASHED WITH A KNIFE BY SERB POLICE OFFICER
Sick and elderly
Bosniak woman attacked again by notorious Serb police
officer in Konjevic Polje, village just outside of
Elderly Fata Orlovic was transported to
hospital after notorious Serb police
officer Ranko Uzelac trespassed on her
private property and slashed her hand
with a knife.
Orlovic is an elderly Bosniak woman, a
returnee to Konjevic Polje and a
survivor of the Srebrenica genocide.
During the war, Serbs confiscated her
private property by illegally building a
Serbian Orthodox Church in her
front-yard. For a long time, she has
been regularly harassed, threatened, and
demeaned by local Christian extremists
who called her names, threatened to kill
her, and even spit at her. On several
occasions, she was beaten up by a local
Serb Police officer, Zdravko Uzelac, a
known criminal who participated in the
In 2007, the courts ruled in Fata's
favor and ordered local Serb authorities
to "move" the Church somewhere else.
Serbs never complied with the court
order. Bosniakophobia, the hatred and
prejudice against the Bosniak people in
this region, is running very high in the
Drina valley. Serbs still feel 'betrayed'
because of western presence in
them to fully exterminate Bosniak people
in this region.
The ailing and elderly Fata Orlovic was
attacked again on 10 September 2010, the
day when Muslims worldwide celebrated
the end of Ramadan.
Serbian Orthodox priest from Bratunac -
Borislav Todić - came on Fata's private
property with a group of local Serbs.
When she asked them to leave, notorious
police officer Ranko Uzelac started
swearing and calling her demeaning
names, insulting Islam, and telling her
he would kill her if she continued to
interrupt their Church services. She
reminded him that the courts ruled in
her favor and they have no right to
enter her private property. She told
them they must honor the court ruling
and move the Church somewhere else.
Uzelac continued swearing and then he
pulled a knife threatening to kill her.
The elderly woman took a brick to defend
herself, but the attacker slashed her
hands with a knife as she was defending
transported to Tuzla's cantonal hospital,
while Uzelac filed new criminal charges
against this elderly woman. He filed
charges against Fata
at least 2
times in the past, but each
time the courts ruled in Fata's favor.
It's time for this abuse to end. If the
Bosnian authorities can't do nothing to
put Ranko Uzelac behind bars, then the
Office of the High Representative should
at least do something to re-examine
Ranko Uzelac's behavior and to "move"
this extremist Church from Fata
Orlovic's private property.
Who is Ranko Uzelac, aka Zdravko
In the 1995 Srebrenica
genocide, Ranko "Zdravko" Uzelac
participated in the separation of men
who were to be massacred and dumped into
mass graves. At least 8,372 men were
summarily executed and dumped into mass
graves, while 30,000 people were
forcibly deported in a mass scale ethnic
cleansing. In 2008, Uzelac murdered
Mustafa Becirovic, a Bosniak returnee to
Konjevic Polje. As a Police Officer, he
enjoys protection from radical Bosnian
Serb authorities and a high degree of
respect from local Serbs around
Srebrenica who participated in killings
of more than 3,000 Bosniaks in the first
three months of the Bosnian war, three
years before the Srebrenica genocide,
and other crimes which ultimately ended
in the July of 1995 genocide.
More about the latest attack in
Bosnian language media:
Bosnia-Herzegovina's Federal TV (FTV),
includes video clip.
"Napadnuta Fata Orlović: Policajac Uzelac
isjekao staricu po rukama i prijetio joj da
će je ubiti!"
very brief report about the attack with a
promise of more details in tomorrow's
edition of the papers.
Evropa, Jelko Kacin - European Parliament's
human rights reporteur - sharply condemned
continued attacks against Fata Orlovic.
IS NOT A MATTER OF ANYBODY'S OPINION; IT'S A
JUDICIAL FACT RECOGNIZED FIRST BY THE
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE
FORMER YUGOSLAVIA AND SUBSEQUENTLY BY THE
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE.
WHAT DOES THE EU SAY ABOUT THIS? EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION
DENMARK: WHAT A SHAME
This happens in Denmark