OPEN APPEAL – ONE HUNDRED SIGNATORIES FOR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Intellectuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina – university professors, scientists, authors and artists, residing both in BiH and abroad for a rapid re-establishment of a unified, multiethnic, functional, sustainable, prosperous and European state, a democratic state with equal rights and status for all its citizens, peoples and national minorities.

To be sent to world statesmen of the OUN, NATO, OSCE, European countries, , USA, Japon,European Union Commissioners and the Parliament, Council of the European Union, OIC – Organization of theIslamic Conference, BRIC- Brazil, Russian Federation, India and China, PIC Steering Board and the OHR,

Sarajevo, 25 November 2010

National Statehood Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dear Excellencies and esteemed dignitaries

Concerned as we are for the future of our beautiful, yet tormented homeland, we would like to appeal to you, in the name of the basic values of humanity, to take all the measures in your power to restore and strengthen the democratic, multiethnic and multicultural character of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a unified, sustainable, functional and prosperous European state.

Under coercion from the international community, the Dayton-Paris Accords were signed (November – December 1995), ending the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (which lasted between 1992 and 1995). This event must been characterized and appreciated as a positive achievement.

Unfortunately, all later events have shown that the cease of warfare was almost the only positive outcome of the Accords, with regard to the reestablishment of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a functional democratic state.

Some of the solutions of the Dayton-Paris Accords, made essential under the imperative of stopping the armed conflict, are not in accordance with international democratic standards, and have proved to be insurmountable obstacles in all aspects of the reintegration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a unified state of equal citizens and peoples.

The Dayton-Paris Accords also changed the name of our country, leaving out the title of Republic, which was nonetheless retained in the name of one of the entities.

The Accords also legalized a state in the country that was the result of the force, genocide politics and practices of the powers that had designed, initiated and waged the war. Administrative structures were established that have no precedent in our tradition and are not common in comparison to the standard institutions of other multinational democratic states.

The entities, established by the Accords, generally failed to comply with the two basic provisions of the agreement- those of bringing to justice and punishing those responsible for crimes, and of achieving the return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes.

What did not happen after the Accords were signed was a removal of those factors who designed, initiated and waged the war from entity government structures (as was done in the efforts to De-Nazify Germany after the Second World War). These factors have, as a result, remained politically active to this day.

In addition, by disabling the return of refugees and displaced persons, the national structure of the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been altered.

In these circumstances, the idea of entity voting is abused, thus making the disintegration-oriented nationalistic forces dominant, while the influence of democratic, integration-oriented efforts in Bosnian society has been completely degraded and marginalized. In this way, any initiative to change the current untenable situation, and to establish a true, democratic, multiethnic and multicultural society, devoid of discrimination and apartheid on national, religious, political or other grounds, by improving the constitutional setup or other means, is completely blocked.

Our analysis that this situation is unsustainable is supported by a ruling made by the European Court of Human Rights, which has state that the constitutional system of Bosnia and Herzegovina is discriminatory, and contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights. This ruling, like all other positive initiatives, has been completely ignored.

Renowned analysts have warned about the seriousness of the situation in all spheres of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of the entity or national origin of its citizens. Therefore, radical changes need to be made.

It is also clear that the current situation points to possible new agony for the residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to a new hotspot of instability, both on the regional and international scale.

Despite public awareness that the peace and future of Bosnia and Herzegovina must be the result of efforts by its domestic powers, we are very much convinced that the political situation in the country, and the composition of the delegates elected in the recent elections (held 03 October 2010) are not such that any vital decisions, which would bring about the necessary changes to our current undemocratic and imposed constitution, could be made without a significant intervention by the international community.

The most important point towards this claim is the fact that this same imposed constitution, a major obstacle to the reintegration and functioning of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was adopted in Dayton (in November, 1995) under the direct guidance of the international community- which today, through its vast Bonn powers, controls the situation in the country.

The Dayton Agreement was signed without the knowledge of our citizens, has, to this day, still not been translated from English into the languages spoken by the inhabitants of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the same way, neither the legal Presidency of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina, recognized by the United Nations in 1992, which, under the Constitution valid 15 years ago, was only authority with the power to make a Decision to sign the Dayton Peace Accords, ever made such a Decision, nor was it reached by the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Dear Excellencies and esteemed dignitaries

We have taken the liberty to add to this “Open Appeal” an outline of certain political solutions and constitutional principles which, if implemented, could, in our opinion, initiate the rebuilding of a complete and unified, multiethnic and multicultural, and viable and functional European state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Firstly, we believe that it is essential that we ensure:

1. Efficient safeguarding of guaranteed human rights and liberties, with a guarantee that these rights can be exercised on the entire state territory of the country, with no exceptions or discrimination of any sort;

2. The instruments for implementing collective national rights in equal measure for all citizens, peoples and national minorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as for exercising the right to regional and local self-governance in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Charter of Local Self-Government;

3. An implementation of the process of regional cooperation in an equal measure with all our neighbours, without any sign of national favouritism and protectionism (parallel individual relations between the entities and neighbouring states should be carried out in the form of regional cross-border cooperation, and in the spirit of accepted European practices);

4. The establishing of a rational and efficient organization of state authority at all levels, in accordance with recognized standards that apply in progressive democratic states. The authority will base its legitimacy solely on the state identity and sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a state of equal peoples. The right to national veto should be retained only in the House of Peoples, which should be established as a true guarantee of equality for all the peoples and national minorities of the country.

5. Conditions that would allow an intensifying and speeding up of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s accession efforts to Euro-Atlantic integration.

In the interim period, until a new Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina is adopted, it is possible to restore legal authority to the Constitution of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina – according to which the country’s first democratic elections (1990), and the Referendum on independence (1992) were held – or at least to some of its provisions which offer a possibility to achieve the suggestions given in 1 through 5 above.

This needs to be done as soon as possible, since the last constitution adopted by the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina represents the most recent fair and thus legitimate solution for the constitutional organisation of our state. The Dayton model of the constitution is in fact just one of the Appendices of the Dayton Peace Accords, and does not correspond to the standard of a constitutional act. For that reason, Bosnia and Herzegovina is, legally and constitutionally, portrayed as “a constitutional state” with no legitimate constitution.

In our opinion, the new Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which would then have a European character, should incorporate the following basic principles:

1. Bosnia and Herzegovina should be a state of all its citizens and nations: its constituent peoples – Bosniaks, Serbs, Croats – as well as other national minorities that live in it. Bosnia and Herzegovina should be based on the rule of law and social justice, as well

as on the principles of participatory civil democracy, human and minority rights and liberties, environmental protection, international cooperation and a market economy, and on integration with European principles and socio-historical values;

2. Original sovereignty is attributed to the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is derived exclusively from the rights of all its citizens and peoples. No state organ, political organization, group, individual or nation, can exclusively appropriate the original sovereignty or any part of it original sovereignty of the state, or set up authority outside the original sovereignty;

3. The legal system should be unified. Political authority rests on the division of power into legislative, executive and judicial power. The House of Representatives exercises the legislative power according to the principle of democratic vote, and in accordance with constitutional provisions. The House of Peoples protects the vital collective interests of all the peoples and ethnic minorities alike, along with the implementation of certain instruments as specified by the Constitution. The executive power is exercised by the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is formed on the basis of competence, and in such a way that it also reflects the national setup of the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina (according to the 1991 census). The judicial authority should be independent from political and any other form of influence;

4. The function of President is executed by the Presidency, composed of the Chairman of the Presidency and three other members. The Chairman and Members of the Presidency are elected to a mandate of four years from among the three constituent peoples, with one member from within the other nationalities that make up the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Presidency is formed on the basis of a state-wide general election, wherein all citizens have free access to both active and passive voting rights;

5. The control of the state border will be under the jurisdiction of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Only the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina has decision rights over the citizenship of its residents;

6. The State of Bosnia and Herzegovina has its own armed forces, police and security institutions, while lower levels of government also have their own appropriate police agencies. The territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina is indissoluble and cannot be divided under any legal act. The property inherited by Bosnia and Herzegovina in

1991, after separation from the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, shall remain the property of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is not supposed to be subject of any agreements or compromises.

7 Religious communities are separate from the State. No religion can be established a state or mandatory religion, nor can any religious holiday be considered a state holiday;

8. All people are equal under the Constitution and the law. All citizens have equal rights to the protection of the law without discrimination. The right to life and property is inviolable;

9. The economic setup of Bosnia and Herzegovina is based on a market economy, an open and free market, freedom of entrepreneurship, independent market participants, and an equality of private and other forms of property. Bosnia and Herzegovina should be a unified economic area, with a unified market for goods, labor, capital and services;

10. The foreign policy of the country rests on generally recognized principles and rules of international law, and falls within the authority of the original state sovereignty;

11. The provisions of the Constitution, which ensure the collective national rights, and the right to regional and local self-governance, must also ensure protection against the possible abuse of these rights, in terms of blocking the work of the Parliament and other state institutions, or hindering the functioning of the state as such.

12. Segregation in educational institutions and lack of tolerance towards others should be prevented on the basis of provisions included in the Constitution. Also, all state institutions, at all levels of government, should be urged to take into account the modern role of science, education, culture and art, and the fact that these areas should be financed according to models existing in developed European countries, in order to ensure the welfare of citizens and foster a community spirit.

On account of all of the above, we demand that, prior to any future discussion on constitutional amendments and a new Constitution, a constitutional convent is established, which would, alongside representatives of political structures, also include, under equal status, other non-party figures, including ours i.e. the IA- 14.

A Law on the process of adopting a new constitution and international arbitrage should be structured in such a way that, in the case of any disputes, the decision on the Constitution convent should be referred without delay to an arbitrage commission, composed of constitutional law experts selected by the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board. The arbiters should make decisions on the basis of modern European standards for multinational states, and not on the basis of the Dayton solutions imposed by the war.

In conclusion to this “Open Appeal”, we call upon you, ladies and gentlemen MPs, parliamentary institutions, presidents and prime ministers of the world’s most powerful democratic forces, as well as local state institutions, and urge you: Now, at a time of imperative changes to the current, and an adoption of a new BiH Constitution, please, do not allow the general evil that has so far dominated this multi-ethnic country, from both within and without its borders, to have the last word!

(The signatories of the “Open Appeal” have, as proof of their participation, submitted their identification numbers to the Editorial Board of the 14 Appeal Initiators, the IA – 14, who are thus authorized to sign the Appeal and all accompanying letters on behalf of all the signatories):

With our best regards,

Intellectuals from Bosnia and Herzegovina, residing in the country or abroad,  signatories of the Appeal:

I N I T I A T O R S O F T H E A P P E A L (IA – 14)

Mr. Jakob Finci, iur Corresponding member BHAAAS – BH American Academy of Arts and Science; President, Jewish Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bern, Switzerland

Mr. Jure Galić President, Union of Antifascists and Soldiers in the War for National Liberation

Assistant Professor Dr Tarik Haverić, PhD, Professor of Political and Legal Systems in BiH, University of Zenica

Professor Tomislav Išek, PhD, Professor of BiH Modern History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla

G. Milorad Krunić, B.A. Economics, President, “Prosveta” Serb Society for Culture, Sarajevo, BiH

Friar Luka Markešić, PhD, Professor, President, Croatian National Council, Sarajevo, BiH

Academician Dejan Milošević, Corresponding member of the Academy of Science and Arts of BiH (ANUBiH), researcher in atomic processes in atophysics, and Professor, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Sarajevo

Professor Nedžad Mulabegović, ScD, President, Council of the Congress of Bosniak Intellectuals, Sarajevo, BiH, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University Sarajevo

Professor Muris Osmanagić, PhD, Recipient of the greatest award for science in the Former Yugoslavia – the AVNOJ Award for 1982

Academician Professor emeritus Dr. Branislava Peruničić, Vice-President, ANUBiH, Sarajevo, BiH

Academician Professor Vladimir Premec, PhD, Secretary, Department of Humanistic Studies, Academy of Sciences and Arts of BiH (ANUBiH), Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, President of the Croatian society of Science and Arts, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sretko Radišić, BSc Eng., President, Serb Civil Council, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Academician Abdulah Šarčević, Member of ANUBiH, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, BiH

Mr. Schlomo Bar Giyora (Vladimir) Zupković, BSc Chemical Engineering, Consultant and Expert Associate, Caduri Center Laboratories, Lower Galilee, (Nazaret, Haifa, Ako and Tiberias),Israel, BiH expatriat

The Signatories of the “Open Appeal”

# Title, name and surname Affiliation City/Country of residence
1. Haris Alibasic, MPA. PhD Candidate President of the Congress of North American

Bosniaks

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
2. Professor emeritus Ibrahim Arnautović, PhD Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
3. Dr. Kenan Arnautović, MD FACS, Semmes-Murhey Clinic, Memphis, TN, USA Memphis,

USA

4. Professor, Friar Mile Babić, PhD Dean, Franciscan Theological Faculty Sarajevo, BiH
5. Prima Donna Amila Bakšić Artistic Director, Sarajevo National Theatre Sarajevo, BiH
6. Professor Josip Baotić, PhD Professor of Literature, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
7. Dr. Esad Bajtal, ScD

Freelance researcher, Editor-in-Chief of “Glas antifašista” (the Antifascist Voice) Magazine, Sarajevo Breza/Sarajevo BiH
8. Assis. Professor Vedada Baraković, PhD

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla Tuzla, BiH
9. Mr. Mersad Berber

Renowned visual artist: painter and graphic artist Zagreb, Croatia
10. Professor Rešad Begtić,  PhD President, Council of the Congress of Bosniak Intellectuals of the Tuzla Canton Tuzla, BiH
11. Academician Professor Ljubomir Berberović, PhD

Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ANUBiH), Member Sarajevo, BiH
12. Professor Seniha Bešlagić, PhD Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
13. Professor Ivan Bubalo, PhD Professor, Franciscan Theological Faculty Sarajevo, BiH
14. Professor Suzana Bubić, PhD

Chancellor, “Džemal Bijedić” University, Mostar, BiH Mostar, BiH
15. Snježana Buzov Professor Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department The Ohio State University, Member BHAAS, Columbus, OH, USA
16. Academician Professor Ivan Cvitković, PhD

Corresponding member of ANUBiH, Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo, BiH
17. Professor Faruk Čaklovica, PhD

Chancellor, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
18. Professor Ivan Čavlović, PhD

Dean, Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
19. Professor Smail Čekić, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, and Director, Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law Sarajevo, BiH
20. Associate Academician, Professor Muris Čičić, PhD

ANUBiH corresponding member, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
21. Professor Esad Ćimić, PhD Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Sociology, Religion and Sociology of Moral, University of Sarajevo, BiH, University of Zadar, Croatia, University of Belgrade, Serbia Sarajevo/

Zadar/Belgrade

22. Professor Faruk Dalagija, MD

Radiologist, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
23. Semir Djulic, Professor of Philosophy and Sociology Atlanta, Georgia, USA
24. Academician Professor Vlatko Doleček, ScD

Member of ANUBiH, Professor of Robotics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
25. Professor Enes Duraković,

PhD

Professor of Literature, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
26. Dr. med. Biljana Đurica-Asotić

Medical Doctor, Zenica Medical Centre Zenica, BiH
27. Assist. Professor Emir Festić, ScD

Director, Intensive Care Units, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida, USA
28. Professor Šaćir Filandra, PhD Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
29. Professor Ivan Filipović, ScD Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
30. Mr. Jakob Finci

Corresponding member BHAAS – BiH American Academy of Arts and Science, President of the Jewish Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador of BiH in Switzerland Sarajevo, BiH, Bern, Switzerland
31. Professor Ognjenka Finci, PhD Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Academy of Graphic Arts, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
32. Professor Ešref Gačanin, PhD

Director, IPSA Institute for Research and Design Sarajevo, BiH
33. Academician Professor Ejup Ganić, ScD

ANUBiH member,President and Chancellor, SSST University Sarajevo, BiH
34. Marko Galić, B.A. Ecc.

Economic Systems Specialist Zagreb, Croatia
35. Professor Kemal Gutić, PhD Dean, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering, University of Tuzla Tuzla, BiH
36. Professor Rešid Hafizović, PhD Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, BiH Sarajevo, BiH
37. Professor Mirsad Hadžikadić, PhD Founding president of the BiH American Academy of Science and Art (BHAAAS), between 2007 and 2008; Director, Complex Systems Institute (complexity.uncc.edu), Software and Information Systems Department, College of Computing and informatics,  University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, USA
38. Dr Omer Hadžiselimović, PhD, Adjunct Professor of English Loyola University, Member BHAAS Chicago, USA
39. Dr. Senad Hadziselimovic President of the Bosniacs Academic Forum Mannheim, Germany
40. Academician Professor Kemal Hanjalić, PhD ANUBiH member, Professor at Delft University The Netherlands
41. Mario Heinal, MSc Master of Political Science Bat – Yam,  Israel
42. Professor Vesna Hercegovac-Pašić, PhD

Architect-Urban designer, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
43. Emir Hodžić, D.V.M. PhD Center for Comparative Medicine, Director of the Real-Time PCR Research & Diagnostic, Core Facilit y, School,of Veterinary Medicine, University of California , Member BHAAS Davis, USA
44. Prof.  Dr. Migdat Hodžić Member of the Bosnian Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAS) Cupertino, CA, USA
45. Academician Professor Dževad Hozo, PhD ANUBiH member, Academic painter, Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
46. Mustafa Kapidžić, Film  Director, Editor–in-Chief of Publishing House KultB Sarajevo, B&H
47. Professor Metka Krajgher-Hozo, PhD

Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
48. Professor emeritus Omer Ibrahimagić, PhD

Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
49. Associate Academician Nedžad Ibrišimović ANUBiH corresponding member, author of literature, sculptor Podlugovi, BiH
50. Professor Tomislav Išek, PhD

Professor of Modern History, University of Tuzla, BiH Tuzla, BiH
51. Dr. Zerina Jašarević, MD, MSc

Pathologist, Specialist in Biomedicine and Breast Cancer Voralberg, Austria
52. Prof. Dr. Anton Jekauc Director of the Institute for the Strategicc research, Sarajevo and a Head of  Department of the Croatian Society of Science and Arts B&H Bosnia and Herzegovina
53. Professor Pavo Jurišić, PhD

Dean, Catholic Theological Faculty Sarajevo, BiH
54. Academician Professor Dževad Juzbašić, PhD

Member of ANUBiH, Historian of the Austro-Hungarian period Sarajevo, BiH
55. Professor David Kamhi Professor of violin, Emeritus professor at the Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
56. Academician Professor Dr. Hanifa Kapidžić – Osmanagić ANUBIH Member, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
57. Professor Dževad Karahasan, PhD Author and professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
58. Friar Marko Karamatić, Professor Professor, Franciscan Theological Faculty Sarajevo, BiH
59. Mr. Stjepan Kljujić Journalist, former pre war and war-time   member of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, BiH
60. Professor Vlado Kerošević Dean, Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Tuzla Tuzla, BiH
61. Professor Aleksandar Knežević, ScD

Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, BiH Sarajevo, BiH
62. Professor Hajro Kofrc, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Tuzla, BiH Tuzla, BiH
63. Assis. Dr. Safet Kozarević, PhD Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Tuzla,  BiH Tuzla, BiH
64. Professor Azem Kožar, PhD Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla, BiH Tuzla, BiH
65. Mr. Mišo Krunić President, “Prosveta” Serb Cultural Society, BiH Sarajevo, BiH
66. Professor Slavo Kukić, PhD

Professor and Vice-Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Mostar Mostar, BiH
67. Miro Lazović, Bs. Politology , First President of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) Sarajevo, B&H
68. Academician Lidija Licender – Cvijetić Corresponding Member, ANUBiH Sarajevo, BiH
69. Academician Professor Slobodan Loga, PhD

Vice-President, ANUBiH Sarajevo, BiH
70. Professor Mirjana Malić, Dr. Sc. Med. Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
71. Professor Rajka Mandić, PhD Professor and Designer, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
72. Friar Luka Markešić, PhD, Professor

President, Croatian National Council (HNV) Sarajevo, BiH
73. Academician Professor Juraj Martinović, PhD Member, ANUBiH Sarajevo, BiH
74. Academician Professor Božidar Matić, ScD

Professor of Automatics, President of ANUBiH Sarajevo, BiH
75. Professor Predrag Matvejević, PhD

Professor of Slavic Studies, University “La Sapienza”, Rome Rome, Italy
76. Associate Academician, Professor Dejan Milošević, ScD

ANUBiH corresponding member, Professor of atophisics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
77. Professor Ferid Muhić, PhD Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Skopje Skopje, Macedonia
78. Professor Nedžad Mulabegović, PhD President, Council of Congress of Bosniak Intellectuals (VKBI), Fakulty of Medicine University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
79. Dr. Rasim Muratović Senior Research Associate, Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law Sarajevo, BiH
80. Assis. Dr. Džemil Najetović

Retired General, Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, university lecturer in the social sciences, University “Philip Noel Baker” Sarajevo, BiH
81. Professor Muris Osmanagić, PhD

Recipient of the greatest award for science in the Former Yugoslavia – the AVNOJ Award (1982) Sarajevo, BiH
82. Associate Academician Professor Adila Pašalić-Kreso, PhD

ANUBiH Corresponding Member, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
83. Mr. Zaim Pasic Bosnia and Herzegovina World Network Birmingham, United Kingdom
84. Professor Enes Pelidija, PhD Professor of Ottoman History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
85. Academician Professor Branislava Peruničić, ScD

Vice-President of ANUBiH, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
86. Assis. Professor Marica Petrović

Vice Dean of Scientific Research and Development, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tuzla Tuzla, BiH
87. Academician Professor Vladimir Premec, PhD

ANUBiH Member, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, President of

the Croatian Society of Science and Arts

Sarajevo, BiH
88. Mr. Sretko Radišić

President, Serb Civil Council (SGV) Sarajevo, BiH
89. Mr. Emir Ramić, MSc

Director, Genocide Research Institute Hamilton, Canada
90. Academician Sulejman Redžić

ANUBiH Member, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Sarajevo, BiH Sarajevo, BiH
91. Academician Teodor Romanić ANUBiH member,  Emeritus Professor, Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
92. Mrs. Almijana Rudić

Advisor, Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel Israel
93. Mr Amer Sabitovic, Graduate Engineer President of the Bosnian Academic Circle, Münich,

Germany, Europe

94. Professor Dževad Sarač,    PhD ANUBiH Member Sarajevo, BiH
95. Academician Abdulah Sidran

Poet, ANUBIH Member Sarajevo, BiH
96. Professor Adnan Silajdžić, PhD Professor, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
97. Mr. Zekerijah Smajić

Journalist and publicist, European Integrations specialist. Sarajevo, BiH
98. Ms. Senada Softic – Telalovic, Msc, Chair, Australian Council of Bosnian Herzegovinian Organisations Melbourne, Australia
99. Professor Milan Stević, PhD Professor, Faculty of Mining, Geological and Construction Studies, University of Tuzla Tuzla, BiH
100. Professor Džemal Sokolović, PhD

Professor of Political Science, Bergen, Norway Bergen,

Norway

101. Mr. Gordan Srkalović, MD, OhD, FACP Director, Sector of Clinical Research, Sparrow Cancer Centre, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Michigan State University Michigan, USA
102. Slavka Sufi –Mičić, MSc, Bc.Eng. Association for Integral Ecology and Development Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
103. Akademician Prof. Abdulah Šarčević, PhD

ANUBiH member, Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
104. Academician Professor Edin Šarčević, PhD

ANUBiH Member, Ass. Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Leipzig, Member of ANUBiH outside regular sessions, President, Centre for Public Law (CJP), Leipzig Leipzig, Germany
105. Friar Ivan Šarčević, PhD, Professor

Professor, Franciscan Theological Faculty, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
106. Academician Professor Taib Šarić, PhD

ANUBiH member, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
107. Academician Professor Boris Tihi, PhD ANUBIH Member, Professor, University of Vitez Sarajevo, BiH
108. Associate  Academician Professor Miloš Trifković, PhD Corresponding Member of ANUBiH, University of Vitez Sarajevo, BiH
109. Academician Professor  Mladen Trkovnik, PhD

ANUBiH Member Zagreb/ Sarajevo
110. Assis. Professor Emir Turkušić, PhD

Faculty of Natural Science, University of Sarajevo, former Minister of science and education in the Sarajevo Canton, Federation of BiH. Sarajevo, BiH
111. Academician Professor Zlatko Ugljen, PhD

ANUBiH member, Architect, designer, Professor at the Faculty of Architecture Sarajevo, BiH
112. Academician Professor Midhat Ušćuplić, ScD

ANUBiH member, Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
113. Friar Velimir Valjan, PhD, Professor Professor, Franciscan Theological Faculty, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
114.

Academician Friar Petar –Perica Vidić

ANUBiH member, Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery, Bistrik Sarajevo, BiH
115. Academician Professor Mihovil Vlahinić, PhD

ANUBiH Member Sarajevo, BiH
116. Professor Slavenka Vobornik, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Teaching, University of Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
117. Friar Benedikt Vujica, PhD, Professor

Professor, Franciscan Theological Faculty, Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
118. Academician Mehmed Zaimović Member of ANUBiH Sarajevo, BiH
119. Mr. Safet Zec

Renowned graphic artist, who works both in Venice and Sarajevo Venice, Italy, Sarajevo, BiH
120. Associate Professor Behija Zlatar, PhD

Expert associate and Director of the Oriental Institute, Sarajevo Sarajevo, BiH
121. Professor Muhamed Zlatar, ScD Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo, BiH Sarajevo, BiH
122. Mr. Schlomo Bar Giyora (Vladimir) Zupković, BSc Chemical Engineering

Specialist in Bio-energy and Bio-analysis, Ecologist, Consultant and Associate Expert , Caduri Center Laboratories, Lower Galilee Nazaret, Haifa,

Ako, Tiberias,

Israel.

123. Professor Miodrag Živanović, PhD Faculty of Philosophy, University of Banja Luka Republic Srpska, BiH

Our special gratitude for the translation of the “Open Appeal” and additional documents into English goes to:

Ms. Sabina Gadžo, MPhil

Coordinator, Departments of English Academic Writing, and English and Applied Studies, Faculty of Modern Languages, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology University (SSST), BiH.

Appendix 1: A Multiethnic map of Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the 1991 census

Statistical Agency of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo (1991)


Authorization to Prof. Emir Ramic for Open Appeal 31.01
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