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OSCE offers Recommendations on short-term Responses to COVID-19 that support Social Cohesion

March 26, 2020 1:15 PM
OSCE offers Recommendations on short-term Responses to COVID-19 that support Social Cohesion

  OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier has prepared recommendations for governments to consider in their efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Based on the experience of his institution, the High Commissioner reminds the OSCE participating States that cohesive societies are strong societies. Zannier said: “As governments […]

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Bosnian Authorities have intensified their Efforts to comply with the Recommendations of Ombudsman Institution

March 19, 2020 11:15 AM
Bosnian Authorities have intensified their Efforts to comply with the Recommendations of Ombudsman Institution

    In its report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (fifth monitoring cycle) published on 28 February 2017, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the authorities strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ombudsman Institution in order to empower it to carry out its anti-discrimination mandate effectively. This should […]

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ODIHR Election Observation Activities temporarily limited as Health Risks increase

March 17, 2020 11:30 AM
ODIHR Election Observation Activities temporarily limited as Health Risks increase

  Election observation activities of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) are being temporarily limited in some places, as countries around the OSCE region restrict cross-border travel in response to increased health risks. The present suspensions are confined to the election observation missions planned for the […]

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How are Physical and Sanitary Conditions in Prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

March 14, 2020 4:45 PM
How are Physical and Sanitary Conditions in Prisons in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

  Physical and sanitary conditions in the country’s prisons and detention facilities varied depending on location but were generally considered substandard, US Department of State said in a report. Physical Conditions: The Ombudsman’s annual report for 2018 indicated that prison overcrowding in Sarajevo continued, with 96 inmates housed in a […]

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US Department of State: Impunity for some War Crimes nevertheless continued to be a Problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 13, 2020 4:15 PM
US Department of State: Impunity for some War Crimes nevertheless continued to be a Problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a democratic republic with a bicameral parliament. Many governmental functions are the responsibility of two entities within the state, the Federation and the Republika Srpska (RS), as well as the Brcko District, an autonomous administrative unit under BiH sovereignty. The 1995 General Framework Agreement […]

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Authorities in BiH treat some Citizens as less equal than others

December 20, 2019 2:15 PM
Authorities in BiH treat some Citizens as less equal than others

  On 22 December 2009, the Grand Chamber of European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the landmark case of Sejdić and Finci vs Bosnia and Herzegovina ruled that BiH’s Constitution and electoral laws are discriminatory, insofar as they prevent citizens who do not belong to the category of “constituent […]

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Sattler: All BiH Citizens must be eligible to stand for the Presidency in 2022

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Sattler: All BiH Citizens must be eligible to stand for the Presidency in 2022

  “If willing, humans can do just about anything. Run a marathon under two hours. Walk on the Moon. Successfully eradicate smallpox. If willing, humans can ensure that one country’s constitution protects everyone. Not just “yours” or “mine”, but leaving no one behind. For too long, this country has not […]

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Peace Awards were presented to Schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina to promote Reconciliation

December 13, 2019 9:45 AM
Peace Awards were presented to Schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina to promote Reconciliation

  Underlining the importance of youth engagement in the protection and promotion of human rights, Ambassador Sattler, Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in BiH, marked the International Day of Human Rights in the BiH Parliament today, together with over 700 pupils from primary and […]

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We celebrate this Year the 10th Anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights

December 10, 2019 6:45 PM
We celebrate this Year the 10th Anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights

  We celebrate this year the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet these rights continue to be challenged around the world. In particular, children and youth continue to be the main victims […]

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EU welcomes the BiH Constitutional Court Decision on repealing the Death Penalty Provision

November 4, 2019 4:00 PM
EU welcomes the BiH Constitutional Court Decision on repealing the Death Penalty Provision

  The EU Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo welcome the decision rendered by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 4 October 2019 to formally repeal Article 11 of the Constitution of the Republika Srpska Entity, as a symbol of a strong […]

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