Parish Drvar can finally renovate its own building


With the second-degree decision of the Ministry, the appeal of parish Drvar is fully accepted, the first-degree decision of the Municipality Drvar is annulled and the Municipality is ordered to reconsider all the objections raised in the re-trial.

Photo: Rev. Klecina on the future church location

Photo: Rev. Klecina on the future church location

On May 21st, 2019, the Ministry of Construction, Reconstruction, Planning and Environmental Protection of the County of Hercegbosna (HBŽ), based in Livno, issued a second-degree Solution, signed by Minister Hikmet Hodžić, in which the appeal of parish of St. Joseph in Drvar from April 2nd 2019. on the refusal of issuing a location permit for the reconstruction and extension of the multipurpose building owned by Parish Drvar, is accepted.

Parish Drvar announced that with the Second-degree decision of the Ministry, the complete appeal of parish Drvar is accepted, and the First-degree Decision of the Drvar municipality is annulled and it is ordered to the Municipality to reconsider all the objections raised in the recurring proceedings and proceeds according to all the instructions of the Second-degree decision and within a month to issue a new Decision on the location permit issuing to the parish Drvar.

The Ministry of Construction of the HBŽ accepts all three points of appeal of parish Drvar, with which is challenged the first-degree decision of the Drvar municipality for: wrongful and incompletely established factual situation, violation of the administrative procedure and misuse of material law. There is no right to appeal against the Second-degree decision for Drvar municipality.

In the diocese of Banja Luka and parish Drvar, they are pleased with the Second-degree decision, which gives a hint of hope for the existence of a legal state in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The First-degree Decision of the Drvar municipality, which bans parish Drvar to renew its own facility for its own activities, is a clear example of interference of politics with justice and law and arrogant violence against law.

Drvar municipality has for years challenged the construction of a Catholic church in that city by claiming that the church was not planned in the regulation plan from the 80’s. And now that the Catholic Church, ie. parish Drvar wants to renew its existing multipurpose building on its territory and put it in service of the parish and the city, the Municipality this too - for no reasonable reason - prevents.