U.S. Embassy Statement on the Seath of U.S. Diplomat Roberts B. Owen

The U.S. Embassy is saddened by the death of U.S. diplomat and Presiding Arbitrator of the Arbitral Tribunal for the Dispute Over the Inter-Entity Boundary in the Brcko Area Roberts B. Owen.  Mr. Owen served as Presiding Arbitrator since his appointment in July, 1996, and in that role made a lasting contribution to peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The resolution of the Brcko District’s status as a unit of local self-governance enshrined in the constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to stand as proof that with good will and dialogue, the hardest problems in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be solved.