Recommendation 1843 (2008)1

Honouring of obligations and commitments by Bosnia and Herzegovina


1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1626 (2008) on the honouring of obligations and commitments by Bosnia and Herzegovina in which it calls upon the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to step up efforts to complete the necessary reforms aimed at implementing the country’s remaining obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe.

2. The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:

2.1. take Assembly Resolution 1626 (2008), in the context of the secretariat’s reporting procedure, before the Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM);

2.2. continue and reinforce existing co-operation programmes to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation of obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe, by allocating appropriate financial resources and making use of bilateral donor funding, where necessary;

2.3. work with the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina on an action plan to develop, where appropriate, new targeted co-operation programmes in the fields of strengthening of democratic institutions; local and regional democracy; reform of, and capacity building for, the judiciary; the fight against corruption; human rights; mass media and education, making full use in particular of new funding opportunities, including within the framework of the European Union’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA).


1. Assembly debate on 30 September 2008 (31st Sitting) (see Doc. 11700, report of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee), co-rapporteurs: Mr Çavuşoğlu and Mr Sasi). Text adopted by the Assembly on 30 September 2008 (31st Sitting).