Bosnia and Herzegovina

House of Peoples

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Not applicable. Members of this parliament/chamber are not elected.
Yes
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
When the member is sworn in
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
When the mandates of the new members are validated
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Second
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
No
Speaker's term
8 Months
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
No
There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
63,000 BAM
(2020)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
94,030
(2020)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
12,779
Names of the basic allowances
No information available
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
No
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
Yes

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
No
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
Yes
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
No

Notes: Funds are provided to Caucuses (not to individual members), which can be used to finance travel expenses in the country and abroad, use of a private vehicle, phone expenses etc.

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes
Committee Chair

Notes:

A higher coefficient is used to determine the basic annual salary for the:

Speaker: KM 112,662

Committee Chairs: KM 111,520

Chairpersons of Caucuses: KM 111,520

Salary of the Speaker
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount

Salaries and other compensations for employees, officials and elected members of the Assembly are regulated by the Law on Salaries and Remunerations in the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A sub-legal act determines the basis for calculating the salary for each year based on coefficients set in the law.

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

An internal act expressed in the Rules of Procedure, determined by a decision of the Joint Commission for Administrative Affairs.

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Not available.

Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
14
(2023)

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No