Bosnian Serbs on Jan. 9 held celebrations to mark the anniversary of the founding of the small entity -- Republika Srpska -- in defiance of Bosnia's top court ruling.
A parade in northern Banja Luka city -- de facto capital of the entity -- started the celebrations, which was supported by the senior members of the Republika Srpska government.
The Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism, a police agency tasked with protecting the constitutional organs of the Austrian state, has allocated three agents to shadow Justice Minister Alma Zadic, citing the risk of a planned attack on her, the Kronen Zeitung newspaper reported.
After the UN's country team in Bosnia expressed strong concern over the forcible transfer of migrants and asylum-seekers to the Vucjak camp on the western border with Croatia - noting serious security and health risks - the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned Bosnia's handling of the situation.
The High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina heard at its session on Wednesday that 30 per cent of war crimes suspects cannot be reached by prosecutors as they are living outside the country or have absconded.
It was recommended at the HJPC session that a top-level regional conference be organised to address the issue.