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H.Res. 171 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the need for constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the importance of sustained United States engagement in partnership with the European Union (EU).

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5/12/2009--Passed House amended. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) Bosnia and Herzegovina work toward the creation of an effective state; (2) any agreement on constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina should advance the principles of democracy and human rights and be consistent with the goal of European Union (EU) membership; (3) continued efforts should be made domestically and at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia to achieve justice for victims of war crimes and to promote ethnic reconciliation; (4) the United States should appoint a Special Envoy to the Balkans; (5) the EU should carefully consider any future plans for the reduction or redeployment of the European Union Force (EUFOR); and (6) the United States should work with the EU in the transition to a European Union Special Representative to manage post-Office of the High Representative Bosnia and Herzegovina.