Review of constitutionality of special parallel relationships of an Entity with neighbouring states

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

In special cases, the Court also has jurisdiction to examine whether an Entity's decision to establish a special parallel relationship with a neighbouring state is consistent with the Constitution, including provisions relating to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Under the Constitution, disputes may be referred only by a certain circle of authorised persons, i.e. a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Chair of the Council of Ministers, the Chair or a Deputy Chair of either chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly, one-fourth of the members/delegates of either chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly, or one-fourth of either chamber of a legislature of an Entity.