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6 Goettingen J. Int'l L. 259 (2014)
The Bonn Powers of the High Representative in Bosnia Herzegovina: Tracing a Legal Figment

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Goettingen Journal of International Law 6 (2014) 2, 259-302


The 'Bonn Powers' of the High Representative in

   Bosnia Herzegovina: Tracing a Legal Figment







                           Tim   Banning*




Table  of Contents

A.  Introduction       .................................................261
B.  The Dayton Peace Agreement..  ...............................262
C.  Interpreting the Annex 10 Mandate Under the
    Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties ................. .....265
  I.   OHR  Measures Justified on Grounds of Annex 10
      Express Powers        ................................   .......265
      1. Imposition of Substantial Legislation................. ..... 266
      2. Removal of Public Officials .......... ...... ...............267
      3. Judicial Reform and Annulment of the Constitutional Court's
         Decision.............................................. 268
  II.  The Legality of the OHR's Measures Under General
       Rules of Interpretation   ...........................  ......269
D.  Interpreting the Annex 10 Mandate Under the
    Implied Powers Doctrine.     ............................ .....276
  I.   The Legitimacy of International Transitional Administration...........276
  II.  The OHR  as an International Organization         ........... .......282
  III. Applicability of the Implied Powers Doctrine in
       Case of the OHR...................................... 287





    Tim Banning is currently enrolled at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Prior
    to this he worked as a research assistant to Prof. Talmon at the Bonn Institute of Public
    International Law. Mr. Banning also worked for the NATO Office of the Legal Advisor
    as a fellow of the Carlo Schmid Program.


doi: 10.3249/1868-1581-6-2-banning

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