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Harem of the Jama (Sofi Mehmed-paša) mosque, the historic site

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Published in the „Official Gazette of BiH“ no. 47/04.

Pursuant to Article V para. 4 Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Article 39 para. 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments, at a session held from 6 to 11 December 2003 the Commission adopted a






The historic site of the harem of the Jama (Sofi Mehmed-pasha) mosque in Banja Luka is hereby designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the National Monument).

The National Monument consists of the harem by the mosque and the harem opposite the mosque.

The National Monument is located on cadastral plot no. 331, 337 (new survey), equivalent to nos.148/1, 148/3, 148/32, part of 149/1 and part of 149/2 (old survey) c.m. Banja Luka III 6; 7, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The building being built on the site of the Sofi Mehmed pasha mosque demolished in 1993 is not subject to protection since it has not been built in conformity with the condition of the building before demolition and has not been rehabilitated in compliance with the Law on the Implementation of Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments established pursuant to Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of Republika Srpska no. 9/02) and other valid regulations, standards and principles of protection, and thus does not meet the Criteria for the designation of property as national monuments (Official Gazette of BiH nos. 33/02 and 15/03).

The provisions relating to protection and rehabilitation measures set forth by the Law referred to in the above paragraph shall apply to the National Monument.




The Government of Republika Srpska shall be responsible for ensuring and providing the legal, scientific, technical, administrative and financial measures necessary to protect, conserve, display and rehabilitate the National Monument.

The Commission to Preserve National Monuments (hereinafter: the Commission) shall determine the technical requirements and secure the funds for preparing and setting up signboards with the basic data on the monument and the Decision to proclaim the property a National Monument.




The following measures shall be implemented:

-          the original use of the protected site may not be altered;

-          the epigraphic material of the burial ground shall be documented, the harem shall be set in order and damaged nišan tombstones shall be repaired;

-          the site of the harem shall be surrounded with a wooden fence as originally done, using the principle of analogy.




All executive and area development planning acts not in accordance with the provisions of this Decision are hereby revoked.




Everyone, and in particular the competent authorities of Republika Srpska, and urban and municipal authorities, shall refrain from any action that might damage the National Monument or jeopardize the preservation and rehabilitation thereof.




The Government of Republika Srpska, the Ministry responsible for regional planning in Republika Srpska and the heritage protection authority of Republika Srpska, and the Municipal Authorities in charge of urban planning and land registry affairs, shall be notified of this Decision in order to carry out the measures stipulated in Articles II to V of this Decision, and the Authorized Municipal Court shall be notified for the purposes of registration in the Land Register.




The elucidation and accompanying documentation form an integral part of this Decision, which may be viewed by interested parties on the premises or by accessing the website of the Commission (http://www.aneks8komisija.com.ba) 




Pursuant to Art. V para 4 Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, decisions of the Commission are final.




This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption and shall be published in the Official Gazette of BiH.


This Decision has been adopted by the following members of the Commission: Zeynep Ahunbay, Amra Hadžimuhamedović, Dubravko Lovrenović,  Ljiljana Ševo and Tina Wik.


No. 07-6-1078/03

6 December 2003



Chair of the Commission

Ljiljana Ševo


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