The international conference: Dayton Peace Agreement – 20 years after

the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)


invites you kindly to the international conference




Dayton Peace Agreement – 20 years after


which will take place on Wednesday, 2 December 2015 at 14.00 h

in the “Grad” hall of Hotel Lev (13th floor) at Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.


The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended with the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in late 1995. Twenty years later, the situation in this country has not satisfied the expectations of its citizens nor of the international community which had contributed to the conclusion of the Agreement.The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is excellently described by Professor Dr. Mirko Pejanović in his recently published book “Država Bosna in Hercegovina in demokracija”(The State ofBosnia and Herzegovina and Democracy), which will also serve as the starting point for discussion at this conference.


Conference programme:

14.00 – 15.15 Panel 1: Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years later

                                      Moderator:Zijad Bećirović


  • Stjepan Mesić, former President of the Republic of Croatia
  • Prof. Dr.Mirko Pejanović, former member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1996)
  • Prof. Dr.Ernest Petrič, former Slovenian ambassador and an expert on international law and international relations, constitutional judge, member of ILC (International Law Commission) of the UN


15.15- 15.30     Break


15.30 – 16.30    Panel 2: Democratic challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovinar

                          Moderator:Bakhatyar Aljaf

  • Zoran Živković, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
  • Prof. Dr.Ciril Ribičič, former constitutional judge
  • Prof. Dr.Milan Jazbec, former Slovenia’s ambassador to Turkey


16.30 – 17.00    Discussion


17.00                 Conclusion of the conference


The conference will be held in the Slovenian/Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian languages.


Live broadcast at:   


Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 13.55 h


Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at


Ljubljana, 26 November 2015