EU in BiH concerned about draft amendments to the RS Law on Public Peace and Order

BiH and EU flags; Photo: European Commission

SARAJEVO – Draft amendments to the RS Law on Public Peace and Order, if adopted, would adversely affect the exercise of fundamental freedoms in Republika Srpska (RS), in particular, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, says the Statement by the Delegation of the EU to BiH and the EU Special Representative in BiH.

“We take note that the RS National Assembly will consider a number of draft laws at its session on 16 April including the draft amendments to the RS Law on Public Peace and Order. We welcome Minister Lukac’s indicated readiness to improve the draft amendments. Consequently, we urge the RS authorities to reconsider the draft amendments in order to align them with EU and international standards. The EU stands ready to provide assistance in this regard”, they conclude.