Referral of an issue by other courts

(Article VI(3)(c) of the Constitution)

The Constitutional Court has jurisdiction over issues referred by any court in Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning whether a law, on whose validity its decision depends, is compatible with this Constitution, with the European Convention for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and its Protocols, or with the laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina; or concerning the existence of or the scope of a general rule of public international law.

In general, the Constitutional Court may uphold a law pertinent to the lower court's decision or proclaimed it invalid.