Brooklyn Journal of International Law


Selma Tabakovic

First Page



Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political climate and economic conditions have been slow to grow following the end of the genocide. The Dayton Peace Accord, which facilitated the end of the genocide, was useful to stop the gunfire, but it did establish effective rule of law to ensure that Bosnia could thrive independently in the future. Thus, the lack of political and economic reform in Bosnia stifles foreign direct investment (FDI). This note argues that if the Government reforms its court system, entity structure, and economic policies, FDI will increase. By creating a reciprocal relationship, FDI may create lasting prosperity in the country because the Government will have an incentive to maintain these reforms to preserve lasting investment.