|FIRST DEPUTY CHAIR:||
|SECOND DEPUTY CHAIR:||
Manzalović Šalaka, Jovanka
Pašić Juhas, Eva
The Council of National Minorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a special advisory body of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina which provides opinions, advice and proposals to the Parliamentary Assembly on all matters concerning the rights, status and interests of national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, the Council may delegate experts to work in the constitutional-legal committees and the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, when they discuss the rights, status and interests of national minorities.
This advisory body is composed of one representative of each legally recognized national minorities, such as: Albanians, Montenegrins, Czechs, Italians, Jews, Hungarians, Macedonians, Germans, Poles, Roma, Romanians, Russians, Ruthenians, Slovaks, Slovenians, Turks and Ukrainians.Parliamentary Assembly appoints the members of the Council by its decision, on the proposal of the Joint Committee on Human Rights which is obliged to consult the national minorities, national minority associations or other NGOs in the process of the selection of candidates.
The Council of National Minorities is constituted by selecting the chairman and his two deputies from the appointed members of the Council. The mandate of the Council members is four years and follows the mandate of the elected members of Parliament.
At the constituent meeting of the Council of National Minorities, Tihomir Knežiček, the representative of the Italian minority was elected as the Chairman of the Council. Andrija Svatok, the representative of the Ukrainian national minority was elected as the First Deputy Chairman and Nada Putica, the representative of the Montenegrin national minority was elected as the Second Deputy Chair of the Council.
The Council of National Minorities of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina at its fifth session for the Second Deputy Chair elected Tijana Vučurević, representative of the Ruthenian national minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this position Tijana Vučurević replaced a representative of the Montenegrin national minority Nada Putica, which mandate has expired on 31st January 2014.
Besides them, the members of the Council are representatives of the following national minorities: Albanian - Halil Bicaj, Montenegrin - Dragan Marković, Czech - Jovanka Manzalović - Šalaka, Jewish - Jakob Finci, Hungarian - Eva Pašić - Juhas, Slovak - Vjeročka Gajić, Macedonian - Todorka Jovanović, German - Velibor Kuvač, Polish - Dejan Piotrovski, Turkish - Hakan Varan, Romanian - Silvija Vujović, Slovenian - Maria Grbić, Russian - Mladen Radmilović, Roma - Nedžad Jusić and Austrian - Davor Ebner.