Round table: Bosnia and Herzegovina Independence Day
A round table was held today on the occasion of the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a moot courtroom of the Faculty of Law. the panelists were prof. dr. Amra Jasarbegovic, professor at the Faculty of Law, and prof. dr. Adis Zilic, professor of history at the Faculty of Humanities.
Prof. dr. Alena Huseinbegovic, the Rector of the Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar welcomed the attendees.
"I can only say that we dearly paid the price of independence, but that it is important that we all look together to a brighter future, which primarily implies quality education. A stable, safe, and functional country can only be built by educated young people who believe in basic human and democratic values, freedom, patriotism, equality of citizens, and the rule of law. By investing in the knowledge, we shape young minds, and educate future intellectuals and invest in the common future of all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina," emphasized prof. dr. Huseinbegovic in her introductory speech.
Dr. Rasid Hadzovic, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Herzegovina Neretva Canton stressed the importance of the love for the homeland for the development and prosperity. He expressed his satisfaction with the fact that precisely the students initiated the organisation of the roundtable.
In his address. prof. dr. Aldis Zilic talked about the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina - from the first time it was mentioned in the history books to the announcement of the referendum and then the very referendum on Bosnia and Herzegovina independence.
Teacher Dr. During his address, Adis Zilić referred to the historical flows that took Bosnia and Herzegovina from the first mention to the very announcement the referendum for independence and then the holding of a referendum. In his speech, prof. dr. Zilic tried to define a historical context that preceded the referendum when on the 1st of March 1992. Bosnia became indeppendent.
As part of her presentation to students, prof. dr. Amra Jasarbegovic tried to introduce the audience to the legal and political processes that preceded the independence referendum, as well as the constitutional system of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a sovereign and independent state.
After the panel discussion, the students had an opportunity to talk to the panelists and ask them questions.