Referral - ECHR
The Court has accepted the referral to the Grand Chamber of the case Kovačević v. Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This case concerns the inability of the applicant, a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina, due to a combination of territorial and ethnic requirements, to vote for the candidates of his choice in legislative and presidential elections at State level. The applicant complained that because of a combination of the territorial and ethnic requirements applicable to the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he had been unable to vote for the candidates of his choice in the latest legislative elections. Similarly, he had been unable to vote for the candidates of his choice in the most recent presidential elections.
The Court has also decided to reject a request to refer one other case.