ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maja SahadžićMaja Sahadžić is Assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp, Senior Researcher at the Law Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Co-Chair of the Committee on New Directions in Scholarship of the ICON S. Her research revolves around multilevel governance, dynamic legitimacy, dynamic stability, constitutional asymmetries, “post” systems, alternative conflict solutions, constitutionalism under extreme measures, authoritarianism, constitutional values and principles, and fundamental rights.
POSTS BY Maja Sahadžić
07 Oktober 2022Jens Woelk, Maja Sahadžić
Cutting the Gordian Knot in Bosnia and HerzegovinaJust after the polling stations on October 2, 2022, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) had closed, High Representative Christian Schmidt dropped a bombshell when he imposed changes to the Election Law of BiH as well as 21 amendments to the Constitution of the Federation of BiH. It was the second decision of the High Representative regarding this year’s elections in BiH. Their recent impact to change the BiH Election Law on the evening of the elections as well as constitutional amendments raises the question of the sustainability of this complex post-conflict arrangement in BiH. Was the quick fix by the High Representative necessary, useful and justified? Continue reading >>