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Summary of The Dayton Peace Agreement

Fact sheet released by the Bureau of Public Affairs, December 11, 1995.

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The Dayton proximity talks culminated in the initialing on November 21, 1995, of a General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement was initialled by the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It was witnessed by representatives of the Contact Group nations-the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Russia-and the European Union Special Negotiator. According to the terms of the agreement, a sovereign state known as the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina will consist of two entities: the Bosnian Serb Republic and the Federation of Bosnia.

The agreement and its annexes are summarized below.

General Framework Agreement

Annex 1-A: Military Aspects

Annex 1-B: Regional Stabilization

Annex 2: Inter-Entity Boundary

Annex 3: Elections

Annex 4: Constitution

Annex 5: Arbitration

Annex 6: Human Rights

Annex 7: Refugees and Displaced Persons

Annex 8: Commission to Preserve National Monuments

Annex 9: Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Corporations

Annex 10: Civilian Implementation

Annex 11: International Police Task Force

Agreement on Initialing the General Framework Agreement

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