VI session of Igman Initiative

Bosnia-Herzegovina before New and Old Challenges

March 2, 2003. Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 6th session of the Igman InitiativeThis session was opened by the Citizens’ Forum of Tuzla’s event “Bosnia-Herzegovina before New and Old Challenges.”

The cooperation with the ICTY faced considerable resistance and obstructions, and lacked sincere and organized efforts to win support among the public. Noting this, participants of the sixth session sent a proposal to the parliaments of the Dayton Triangle countries encouraging their members adopt a “Declaration on Full and Unconditional Cooperation with the International Criminal Court in the Hague.” This session was opened by Jasmin Imamovic, Head of Tuzla Municipality; Miriam Struyh, IKV Foundation, the Netherlands; and the Ambasador Viktor Tkacenko, Deputy Chief of OSCE BiH Mission.

Frequent cases of political violence initiated a discussion on democracy and political violence in the Dayton Triangle. The most prominent public figures were encouraged to raise their voices against political violence. This session was held only ten days before the assassination of Zoran Djindjic, the prime minister of Serbia.