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The Dayton Peace Agreement was officially confirmed 25 Years ago in Paris

The Dayton Peace Agreement was officially ratified in Paris 25 years ago, when the leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina Alija Izetbegovic, the leader of Croatia Franjo Tudjman and lieder of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic, signed agreement that was established in details, which defined the way of arrangement of the future of BiH.

Before the official confirmation in Paris, ending of the war was agreed on the 21st of November 1995 at the military base in Dayton, USA.

With the definite confirmation of the agreement in Paris 25 years ago, the division of the two entities was established as follows: 51 % of the territory belonged to the FB&H and 49 % of the territory belonged to Republika Srpska. The establishment of Brcko District was agreed as well.

The regulation of mutual relations was agreed under the Charter of UN, the Helsinki Final Act and other OSCE documents. Entire Agreement is consisted of 11 annexes, and the annex 4 is the Constitution of B&H as well.

The most responsible for the signing of the peace agreement is American mediator Richard Holbrooke, who was advocating the so-called shuttle diplomacy during the war, which included intermediation between the parties in the war.

The greatest powers by the agreement were given to entities, with established principles of strengthening of state institutions. Many people believe today that the reliance on Dayton Agreement has been overcome and that B&H needs a modern constitution.

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