In terms of history and issue of transition from a socialist system, Bosnia and Herzegovina provides a rare example of a country in transition from a socialist system which nevertheless has a history of having a constitutional court, since the former Yugoslavia was the only country which had a system of the constitutional courts already in socialist regime


Constitutional Position

The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Annex 4 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina), which entered into force on 14 December 1995, now provides the legal framework for the organization and functioning of the Constitutional Court. This gives it a completely new political and legal foundation as compared with that of the previous period 



The Constitutional Court is composed of nine members. Six judges are selected by the respective assemblies or parliaments of the Entities (four members are selected by the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, two members are selected by the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska)