The Parliamentary Administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authors: Damir Kapidžić & Lejla Tafro-Sefić

Year: 2023

Chapter title: The Parliamentary Administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Book title: The Routledge Handbook of Parliamentary Administrations

Editors: Thomas Christiansen, Elena Griglio & Nicola Lupo

Publisher: Routledge, London

ISBN: 9781032020242

Date published online: 31.05.2023

Pages: 476–486


Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a country with a very complex political system and the structure of the national Parliament as well as the parliamentary administration reflects this complexity. The country has a bicameral Parliament with one house elected by propor- tional representation and the other house appointed by subnational units. The composition of Parliament is designed to reflect both the territorial and ethnic diversity of the country, but it is one of the smallest national parliaments in the world. This creates noticeable challenges for Members of Parliament and many tasks are assigned to the parliamentary administration. While the competences of the national Parliament are limited in scope, they are complex in nature and it is the primary legislative body to engage with the international environment on numerous issues.


Suggested citation:

Kapidžić, D. & Tafro-Sefić, L. 2023. The Parliamentary Administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In: Christiansen, T., Griglio, E., & Lupo, N. eds. The Routledge Handbook of Parliamentary Administrations. London: Routledge. pp.476–486. DOI:10.4324/9781003181521