Acting pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Arbitral Award of February 14, 1997 (Section VII, Part I, paragraph B), to supervise Dayton implementation and strengthen democratic institutions throughout the Brcko area; respecting Article 42 of the Federation Law on New Municipalities and the Opinion of the Federation Ministry of Justice issued on October 5, 1998; recalling my Supervisory Order of July 13, 1998, and taking note of the Election Appeals Sub-Commission judgment of August 6, 1998, (Case No. 98-GE-23),
I hereby issue the following Order:
- The decisions of the Ravne-Brcko Municipal Council taken on October 27 and 29, 1998, to remove the Mayor of Ravne-Brcko and the President of the Ravne-Brcko Municipal Council are hereby revoked.
- The existing administrative arrangements in Ravne Brcko shall continue to function in accordance with Article 42 of the Federation Law on New Municipalities. The Municipal Council of Ravne-Brcko shall initiate no action to dismiss Municipal officials without my prior approval.
- The Municipal Council of Ravne-Brcko shall be properly constituted in accordance with the Opinion of the Federation Ministry of Justice of October 5, 1998.
This order shall have immediate effect.
Robert W. Farrand
Deputy High Representative
Supervisor of Brcko
November 11, 1998