House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an upper house of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the lower being the House of Representatives. Federal laws need to be passed by both houses.

House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dom naroda Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine
Logo of the Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Leadership
Speaker of the House of Peoples
Vacant
Deputy Chairman
Vacant

The House of Peoples is composed out of 23 delegates from each of the constitutive nations of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs as well as eleven delegates of the minorities. The House of Peoples has one chairman and two vice-chairmen.[1]

In July 2017, the BiH Constitutional Court struck down provisions of the election law regulating the indirect election of delegates to the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The court had previously, in 2016, declared these provisions unconstitutional, and decided that the rules should be changed to ensure legitimate representation in the election of Bosniak, Croat and Serb members to the Federation House of Peoples.

On 2 October 2022, High Representative Christian Schmidt imposed constitutional and legal changes called Measures to improve Federation Functionality. This increased the number of delegates from each of the constituent nations from 17 to 23, and for others from 7 to 11, thus increasing the House of Peoples from 58 to 80 delegates.[2]

DelegatesEdit

Allocation of mandates upon the decision of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 October of 2022.[2]

Canton Bosniak Croat Serb Minorities
Una-Sana 3 1 3 1
Posavina 1 1 1 1
Tuzla 5 1 3 1
Zenica-Doboj 4 2 2 1
Bosnian-Podrinje 1 1 1 1
Central Bosnia 2 4 1 1
Herzegovina-Neretva 1 5 2 1
West Herzegovina 1 4 1 1
Sarajevo 4 1 5 2
10 1 3 4 1

Current compositionEdit

Vacant (until 2022 Bosnian general election official results)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Organizacija Doma naroda" (in Croatian). House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b Schmidt, Christian (2 October 2022). "Measures to improve Federation Functionality". Office of the High Representative. Retrieved 2 October 2022.