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  bosnia and herzegovina - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Bosnia and Herzegovina (officially Bosna i Hercegovina, shortened to BiH, also in English variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans.
On November 21, 1995, in Dayton, Ohio, presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Alija Izetbegović;), Croatia (Franjo Tuđman), and Serbia (Slobodan Milošević) signed a peace agreement that brought a halt to the three years of war in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the final agreement was signed in Paris on 14 December 1995).
The Dayton Agreement succeeded in ending the bloodshed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it institutionalized the division between the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Muslim and Croat entity - Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (51% of the territory), and the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Serb entity - Republika Srpska (49%).
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/Bosnia-and-Herzegovina   (1399 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a mountainous country in the Balkans.
The Dayton Agreement divides Bosnia and Herzegovina roughly equally the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the ethinically cleansed Bosnian Serb Republika Srpska.
Bosnia is located in the Western Balkans Serbia and Montenegro to the east and Croatia to the north and south-west.
www.freeglossary.com /Bosnia_and_Herzegovina   (1453 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina belong, with their alternating highlands and mountain chains, to the region of the Karst mountains.
Bosnia was also, in consequence of the physcal formationn of the land, frequently divided into two parts, the upper or mountainous Bosnia, which extended to where the rivers pass into the flat country of the Save, and the Bosnian plain along the Save.
In Herzegovina 8 parishes, 25 priests, and 36,000 Catholics have increased to 45 parishes, 100 priests, and 110,000 Catholies.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02694a.htm   (4037 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Gurupedia
It is divided into two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska.
The Dayton Agreement divides Bosnia and Herzegovina roughly equally between the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb Republika Srpska.
Banja Luka in the northwest, Tuzla in the northeast and Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina.
www.gurupedia.com /b/bo/bosnia_and_herzegovina.htm   (929 words)

 Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided into two Entities - the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska, as well as the district of Brčko.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina is nominated by the Presidency and approved by the House of Representatives.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina   (1632 words)

 CHARLES BRAY's Bosnia and Herzegovin Journal
Bosnia: After Friday's reopening on July 23rd 2004, of the historic bridge of Mostar, was blown up in fighting between Muslims and Croats during the Bosnian war in 1993, European papers assess the significance of the ceremony.
Herzegovina followed in 1482 and the Turks remained in control until 1878, during that time Turkish influence was enormous.
Bosnia- Herzegovina was the poorest of the republics, after Macedonia, in the old Yugoslav federation, and was the most central of the country’s six republics, covering an area of 51,129 km [19,736 sq miles].
www.greatestcities.com /users/cbray5003/Europe/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina   (4761 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina History
Bosnia and Herzegovina's cultural and historical treasure is very good kept, and gives you an opportunity to see all historical ages, from ancient history until the newest events, all over the country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a living gallery of the stone art of the Middle ages.
In the same year the governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina, general Marijan Varešanin was shot, and on June 28 1914 a young Serbian nationalist by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot Prince Ferdinand and his pregnant wife dead on the streets of Sarajevo.
www.world66.com /europe/bosniaandherzegovina/history   (2963 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The country's territory is divided into two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Federation) and the Republika Srpska (RS), with a separate administrative district in Brcko.
Bosnia's Roman Catholic community maintains its Bishops' Conference as an overarching organizational and regional structure, with bishops residing in Mostar, Banja Luka, and Sarajevo; the Franciscan order maintains its strongest presence in Central Bosnia near Sarajevo and in Herzegovina.
Political parties dominated by a single ethnic group remained powerful and continued to identify closely with the religion associated with their predominant ethnic group.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2005/51544.htm   (5363 words)

 Demokratski Narodni Savez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The highest political aim of Democratic People’s Alliance is the democratic and parliamentary Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to their nature and content, these measures are social and political and they are realised by means of the system of social security or by means of the organised public activity with the aim of satisfying the existential needs of invalids.
The characteristic of the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina is the authentic geographical variety and dispersal of flora and fauna, which have the primary role for this geographical territory and particularly for the survival.
www.dnsrs.org /eng   (8892 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia and Montenegro have delimited most of their boundary, but sections along the Drina River remain in dispute; discussions continue with Croatia on several small disputed sections of the boundary.
Bosnia and Herzegovina were annexed to Serbia as part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes on Oct. 26, 1918.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Economy - Economy Never particularly robust, Bosnia and Herzegovina's economy was shattered by the civil war...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107349.html   (1544 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia had before been occupied by mostly Sephardim, but with the Austrian-Hungarian influence came many Ashkenazi Jews.
The Jewish population was led by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Federation of Jewish Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina was changed into a socialist organization that focused on secular causes instead of religious ones.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/bosnia.html   (538 words)

 Education in Bosnia-Herzegovina
As far as education is concerned, the constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, formulated in Annex 4 of the Dayton Peace Agreement (DPA), transfers educational issues to the entities.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is not only recovering from war, but it is also a country in transition from a communist to a market economy.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a new, democratic constitution and a wide range of new governmental bodies and institutions.
www-gewi.kfunigraz.ac.at /csbsc/country_reports/Education_Bosnia.htm   (7568 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Page
IRI works with reform-minded political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop their institutional capacity so they become better organized, observe democratic values and operate under rules and procedures that will enable them to compete more effectively in elections and enact their policy agendas once elected.
Bosnia and Herzegovina operates under a constitution that was laid out by the 1995 Dayton Agreement that ended hostilities in the region.
Political institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have very little autonomy, and have to answer to the Office of the High Representative.
www.iri.org /europe/bosnia.asp   (1245 words)

 Country Pages: Bosnia & Herzegovina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country rich with history, culture and natural beauty.
The Fulbright Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking to attract scholars and professionals who want to immerse themselves in a new culture, work with students and faculty on issues in their specialty, contribute to all aspects of higher education reform and, in particular, who want a challenge.
The nature of the conflict in Bosnia and the intense violence of the war have left deep scars on the population of the country.
www.cies.org /country/bosnia_herzegovina.htm   (492 words)

 OSCE in BiH > Mission general
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) lies in the heart of south-eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its capital Sarajevo, are fondly remembered in the sports world as the site of the 14th Olympic Games in 1984.
The State of Bosnia and Herzegovina is divided into two Entities: the Republika Srpska, which covers 49 per cent of the territory of the State and forms a semi-circular shape around the north and east, and the Federation, which forms 51 per cent of the territory of the State.
www.oscebih.org /overview   (982 words)

Politics, as a space of public liberty, requires autonomous, free and independent citizen, without which even the best democratic institutions are meaningless.
Our objective is the State-Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the equal-rights-citizens, as their own and original deed in which the differences among people resulting from various national, social, political, religious, cultural and sexual identities will be human dignity.
The vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a free, democratic and State with the rule of law, only opens normal, democratic and civilised space for human respect of all differences and civilised solving of the disputes.
www.forumtz.com /eng/gappreambula.htm   (734 words)

 A Soldier's Guide: Bosnia-Herzegovina
THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: president - Kresimir Zubak; vice president - Ejup Ganic; chairman of the constituent assembly - Mariofil Ljubic.
After the war, Bosnia Herzegovina became one of the six constituent republics of the Yugoslav federation.
The Federal and Bosnian Serb armies under General Ratko Mladic, aided by paramilitary groups, began seizing territory in northern and eastern Bosnia, expelled much of the non-Serb population, and engaged in ethnic cleansing, in which intimidation or violence were used to remove all members of other ethnic groups from the area.
www.dtic.mil /bosnia/army/bosbuch.html   (2175 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina — Infoplease.com
Bosnia and Herzegovina: History, Geography, Government, and Culture - Information on Bosnia and Herzegovina — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Land and People - Land and People The Yugoslav republic that became the present country was formed from two...
Postwar political economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the spoils of peace.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0808419.html   (251 words)

 NATO/SFOR:Transcript - Press Conference - 6 February 2003
He will mention the bad situation of Roma communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was the subject of a recent conference on Roma here in Sarajevo, and discuss the follow on actions, agreed upon at the conference.
And lastly, The OSCE mission is sponsoring a one-week training trip for three Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Assembly Committee Secretaries to the Scottish Parliament, in the period from 1-8 February 2003.
As Bosnia and Herzegovina is at the beginning of a new parliamentary mandate, PA Committee Secretaries welcome support in their efforts to help MPs in their work with committees and all assistance by experts from more mature parliaments is therefore much appreciated.
www.nato.int /sfor/trans/2003/t030206a.htm   (2071 words)

 NATO/SFOR : Transcript of Press Briefing, 29 Nov. 1999
Bosnia and Herzegovina and its citizens need officials that have their interests at their hearts; who abide by and enforce the law; who implement the provisions of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina deserve a state of law and a civil society.
The work of UNMIBH to foster the rule of law and justice is a cornerstone of the efforts of the International Community to establish lasting and self-sustaining peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
www.nato.int /sfor/trans/1999/t991129a.htm   (1871 words)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina Press Releases
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Survivor and the Dutch
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- The Central Election Commission confirmed on Monday that all three candidates for prime minister -- Nikola Spiric, Adnan Terzic and Dragan Vrankic -- meet the criteria of the...
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- The appeals panel of the special war crimes court in Sarajevo has sentenced a Serb man to 24 years in prison, up from the 13 year-sentence he initially received, for the...
www.topix.net /world/bosnia-and-herzegovina/pr   (1737 words)

 Politics of Revenge in Bosnia's Una Sana Canton Systematically Violate the Dayton Accords and International Law ...
Politics of Revenge in Bosnia's Una Sana Canton Systematically Violate the Dayton Accords and International Law
In Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics of Revenge: The Misuse of Authority in Bihac, Cazin and Velika Kladusa, released today, Human Rights Watch/Helsinki charges that Alija Izetbegovic's Party of Democratic Action (SDA) systematically persecutes non-SDA members, particularly those who fought on the Bosnian-Serb side during the war.
use all political and diplomatic means possible to ensure the cooperation of the local authorities with the institution of the federation ombudsmen;
www.hrw.org /hrw/press/bosnia2.htm   (2002 words)

 InsideBosnia - country portal and web site directories for Bosnia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Bosnia and Herzegovina's declaration of sovereignty in October of 1991, was followed by a referendum for independence from the former Yugoslavia in February of 1992.
On 21 November 1995, in Dayton, Ohio, the warring parties signed a peace agreement that brought to a halt the three years of interethnic civil strife (the final agreement was signed in Paris on 14 December 1995).
In 1995-96, a NATO-led international peacekeeping force (IFOR) of 60,000 troops served in Bosnia to implement and monitor the military aspects of the agreement.
www.insidebosnia.com   (275 words)

 World Politics Watch | Bosnia-Herzegovina at a Crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
SARAJEVO -- Campaign rhetoric and political infighting are heating up as Bosnia and Herzegovina heads toward general elections this fall, the sixth such vote since the war-torn nation bloodily seceded from the former Yugoslavia in 1992.
Four bitter years of fighting in Bosnia had ended in December 1995 and in 1998, three years into the peace period, Prlic examined the question of his country's sovereignty.
As the international community slowly disengages from Bosnia after a decade of nation building, there is hope that the country is on the path to European integration.
worldpoliticswatch.com /article.aspx?id=111   (1246 words)

 Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Predsjedništvo Bosne i Hercegovine/Предсједништво Босне и Херцеговине) is the head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Representing Bosnia and Herzegovina in European and international organizations and institutions and seeking membership in such organizations and institutions of which it is not a member;
Negotiating, denouncing, and, with the consent of the Parliamentary Assembly, ratifying treaties of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presidency_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina   (541 words)

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