Unblocking the Parliamentary Assembly

(Article IV(3)(f) of the Constitution)

The jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court in the case of 'blockage' of the work of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning an issue of destructiveness to the vital national interest, represents in many ways atypical area of activity of a constitutional court, as this represents a close 'interface' between the “judicial” and “legislative” authorities.

The Constitutional Court here resolves a dispute in which a proposed decision of the Parliamentary Assembly, according to the opinion of a majority of the delegates representing any of the three constituent peoples in the House of Peoples, is considered to be destructive to the vital national interest, whilst at the same time all 'parliamentary means' for the resolution of this issue in the House of Peoples have been exhausted.