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Bosnia-Herzegovina's constitution on agenda in Lords debate

17 December 2021

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The House of Lords debated the importance of the constitutional integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and of upholding the Dayton Agreement, on Thursday 16 December.


Lord Bourne of Aberstwyth (Labour), barrister and former government spokesperson for International Development, put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.

Members speaking

Members speaking included:

  • Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), Lords opposition spokespersons in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
  • Baroness Helic (Conservative), former BBC and ITV consultant on Eastern Europe and the Balkans
  • Baroness Mobarik (Conservative), founder of Save the Bosnian People Campaign
  • Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrats), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Development.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister for South Asia, United Nations and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, responded on behalf of the government.

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Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.

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