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How does ethnic voting in Bosnia&Herzegovina work?

The Bosnian government and elections can reasonably be called "intricate". I'll focus on the presidency, since it seems most clear. There are two regions: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina ("...
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Can Republika Srpska become independent?

Yes. It could either: Achieve amicable separation, like the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic (Velvet Divorce) Launch a successful war of independence (though I hope not, since it would ...
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Why does Montenegro recognise Kosovo, yet Bosnia does not?

Wikipedia says that Republika Srpska is effectively exercising a veto over the recognition, partly through the threat of using Kosovo's independence as precedent to support its own potential secession ...
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Assuming Russia vetoes EUFOR mandate extension in Bosnia, can Dodik legally "kick out" all EUFOR troops, including from the Croat-Muslim federation?

I would argue yes... Kind of. Dodik is a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency according to Article V Section 1 of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitution. In Section 2 of Article V, it states: ...
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Who is judging Bosnian Serb leader Dodik?

The answer can be found in Christian Schmidt's 64th Report of the High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement on BiH to the Secretary-General of the United Nations from 11/02/2023. ...
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Assuming Russia vetoes EUFOR mandate extension in Bosnia, can Dodik legally "kick out" all EUFOR troops, including from the Croat-Muslim federation?

does the constitution of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina give Republika Srpska a veto on foreign troop deployments anywhere in the the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina? The appeal to ...
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What are the enforcement mechanisms of the ECHR and possible consequences of ignoring the ruling?

If we're going to talk about the concrete cases connected here, the first of which was Sejdic and Finci (2009), the EU has been (gently?) pressuring Bosnia & Herzegovina to adopt the ...
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Can Republika Srpska become independent?

In the Bosnian constitutional framework set by the Dayton Agreement (1995), Republika Srpska cannot achieve independence without the consent of the Bosnian federal authorities in Sarajevo, which are ...
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