02. 18. 2020.
The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
The perennial anti-Bosnian, anti-European and anti-civilization, and therefore the anti-Canadian campaign of Milorad Dodik, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, must finally be prevented and sanctioned. On behalf of the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada, we demand that Canada sanction and stop Milorad Dodik, the main generator of destruction of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as his allies from the opposition of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who continuously produce fear, hatred, and insecurity. With their anti-state activities, they block Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European and NATO integrations.
The assault of Milorad Dodik as the Member of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina over this court’s decision that Bosnia and Herzegovina’s exclusive competence to regulate matters of state property is contrary to fundamental and universal human rights and freedoms and values of human dignity deserves every condemnation. The decision of the position and opposition of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina to block state institutions is fundamentally unacceptable and an insult to every citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The anti-state move of position and opposition in the entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Republika Srpska is unprecedented in the functioning of the rule of law and democratic states. Disregard for the rule of law, contempt of the Constitutional Court, is a grave violation of European and Canadian values and legal heritage, which dangerously deepens the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina and which is also the continuing goal of the position and opposition in the entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is the most dangerous practice since the end of the armed acts of aggression and genocide that threaten the stability of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political subjectivity. The stability of the region and Europe is also jeopardized and all of Canada’s past activities regarding the better future of Bosnia and Herzegovina have been humiliated. Young generations who do not have their own experience of the time of aggression and genocide may be the victims of the continued anti-Bosnian activity of the Bosnia and Herzegovina entity of Republika Srpska. This must be prevented by decisive action.
Bearing this in mind, we invite you to respond with concrete and decisive measures to these serious threats to peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkan region. We call on Canada, as a member of the Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to request all members to urgently address these dangerous threats to the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Canada, as one of the world leaders in the field of human rights and freedoms and as a state that has previously asked all political entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to comply with the decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has a historic duty to counter the threat in the region by using all democratic means available.
Professor Emir Ramić
Director of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada