High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Supreme political position in Bosnia and Herzegovina, appointed by the Peace Implementation Council

The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, were created in 1995 immediately after the signing of the Dayton Agreement which ended the 1992–1995 Bosnian War. The purpose of the High Representative and the OHR is to make sure civilian follow the Dayton agreement.[1][2][3][4]

High Representative for
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Christian Schmidt

since 1 August 2021
Inaugural holderCarl Bildt
FormationDayton Agreement
14 December 1995
Salary€ 24.000 monthly


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  4. "Two visions for Bosnia". The Economist. 13 April 2011.