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Bosanskohercegovački političar. | Bosnian politician and academic. Was the President of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2008 and 2010.


Haris Silajdžić Biography



Dr.Haris Silajdžić (Breza, 1. oktobra 1945.), je bosanskohercegovački političar. Sin je hadži hafiza Kamila ef. Silajdžića.


Život i karijera

Doktor je historijskih nauka i radi kao profesor na Filozofskom fakultetu u Sarajevu drži predavanja na univerzitetima širom svijeta, između ostalog i na prestižnom Harvardu, te još nekoliko američkih fakulteta.


Kao član Stranke demokratske akcije obavljao je dužnost ministra vanjskih poslova u Vladi Republike Bosne i Hercegovine (1990.-1993.) i premijera Vlade Republike Bosne i Hercegovine (1993.-1995.) za vrijeme rata u Bosni i Hercegovini. Uz predsjednika Izetbegovića, podnio je najveći teret ratnog liderstva napadnute i dobrim dijelom okupirane zemlje. Od 6. novembra 2006. do 10. novembra 2010. godine obavljao je dužnost bošnjačkog člana Predsjedništva Bosne i Hercegovine.


Od 1997. godine obavljao je dužnost dopredsjednika Vijeća ministara BiH. Izabran je za profesora na Filozofskom fakultetu u Sarajevu 1996. i na Cornell University Ithaca, u New Yorku 1998.


Uživa značajan ugled u međunarodnim krugovima, a pogotovo u nekadašnjoj američkoj administraciji pod rukovodstvom demokrata. Govori nekoliko jezika. Osnivač je Stranke za Bosnu i Hercegovinu. Fakultet arapskog jezika i islamistike završio je u Bengaziju, magistrirao je i doktorirao u Prištini. Oženjen je i ima sina. Živi u Sarajevu.







Haris Silajdžić (Bosnian, in Cyrillic: Харис Силајџић) (born 1 October 1945) is a Bosnian politician and academic. In the 2006 elections, Silajdžić was elected as the Bosniak member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina for four years in the rotating presidency.


Political career

From 1990 to 1993 he served as the foreign minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as the prime minister from 1993 to 1996. During the Bosnian War, starting in April 1992 and finally ending with the Dayton Accords, he was perceived as the most visible advocate for self-defense and military assistance to Bosnia, insisting Bosnia faced foreign aggression by Croatia and Serbia based on Karađorđevo agreement. He also spoke on the issue of ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats by the Serb forces. He continuously visited Western and Islamic capitals, as well as to the UN, raising the issue of injustice and ethnic cleansing.


In 2007, the International Court of Justice in the Hague acquitted Serbia of the charges of complicity in genocide brought against the "Federal Republic of Yugoslavia" by the Bosnian government. Silajdžić expressed disappointment at the court's ruling, but welcomed the fact that the court "ruled that Serbia and Montenegro had violated the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide by not preventing or punishing the perpetrators of the genocide.".


Silajdžić has been a member of the Bosnian delegation which negotiated the US-brokered Dayton Accords. He continues stressing that the document was essential in ending the genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but now sees it as an obstacle in reunifying the country. Making strong steps and claims in 2006 and 2007 towards canceling certain parts of Dayton accords, he directly opposes the constitution of the country, thus being a very controversial political figure, famous on the Bosniak and infamous on the Serbian side. His main directions are abolishing the existence of Republika Srpska, breaking certain relations with Serbia and reforming the country towards unity. He continues to be a key figure in Bosnian politics. Originally, he was a member and vice-president of the Party of Democratic Action, but broke away from the party in 1997 by funding his own Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina.


At this time, Haris Silajdžić is the last Bosnian war-time politician who still actively impacts public life, in addition to Zlatko Lagumdžija who was Bosnia's Deputy Prime Minister during the war and who has held, and continues to hold, various public offices since that time. Silajdžić had a strong political comeback in the 2006 elections. He is backed by authorities and organizations throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina that voice dissatisfaction with the Dayton Accord provisions and oppose autonomy of the Republika Srpska entity within Bosnia-Herzegovina.



26.2.09, 2010-07-04

updated: 2013-01-05

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