Bosnien-Hercegovina

Journalister och människorättsförsvarare hotas på grund av sitt arbete. I Bosnien-Hercegovina är korruptionen utbredd och rättssäkerheten otillräcklig. Arbetet med att bearbeta det förflutna har gått i stå. Våra samarbeten i landet handlar till stor del om just dessa frågor.

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(English) Police Brutality Against Human Rights Defenders Must Stop

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(English) Civil Rights Defenders expresses its concern that yet another human rights defenders has been subjected to unprovoked harassment by the police in Prijedor a municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina in recent days. Nikola Kurida of Kvart, a partner organisation of Civil Rights Defenders had been visiting the residence of a colleague when the police arrived unannounced and started to threaten all those inside.

(English) Civil Rights Defenders Supports Association of BH Journalists

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(English) On 19 July, Civil Rights Defenders’ partner, the Association of BH Journalists, stated that politician Salmir Kaplan, accompanied with a group of his social media supporters, has initiated a public smear campaign against the Association of BH Journalists and Borka Rudić, the General Secretary of the association. Civil Rights Defenders condemns all attacks against journalists and free media and encourages the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina to investigate this and other attacks against journalists and media workers urgently.

(English) Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Attacks Against “Kvart” Need to Stop

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(English) On Tuesday 31 May 2016, after the White Armbands Day, the third attempt in six months occurred to intimidate members of our partners, the Youth Organisation Kvart. Civil Rights Defenders strongly condemns the pressures against human rights defenders in Prijedor as well as the attacks on their premises. We urge the authorities to prosecute and sanction these attacks as well as to ensure protection for their future activities.

Konferens: Bosnien och Hercegovina – 20 år av fred

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Daytonavtalet satte punkt för kriget men vilken slags fred fick Bosnien och Hercegovina? Tillsammans med bland annat Civil Rights Defenders inbjuder Utrikespolitiska institutet till konferens den 5 december för att lyfta fram 20 år av bosnisk fred. Bland annat kommer ämnen som fredsbygge och arvet efter krig att diskuteras. På programmet finns även musikuppträdanden och dokumentärfilmvisning. Välkommen!

(English) Remembering the Victims at the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

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(English) On the 11th July Civil Rights Defenders will join the ceremonies to commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia & Herzegovina which represents the largest genocide in Europe since World War II.The Srebrenica genocide took place in July 1995 led by members of the Army of Republika Srpska, under General Ratko Mladic, now on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

(English) First Judgement for Wartime Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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(English) On the 24th of June, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued the first judgement on reparations for survivors of wartime sexual violence in the Western Balkans. Two former members of the Army of Republika Srpska have been sentenced to ten years of imprisonment each for rape committed against a minor in 1992. The claimant will also be compensated an amount of approximately EUR 13.550.

(English) Human Rights Organisations Propose Amendments to Ensure Adequate Regulation of Hate Crime

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(English) As a member of the Coalition for Combat Against Hate Speech and Hate Crime, Civil Rights Defenders supports the Coalition’s proposed amendments to the Criminal Code of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which aims to ensure adequate regulation of hate crime. We also ask the House of Commons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to organize a session on the topic of adequate regulation of hate crime.

Mänskliga rättigheter i Bosnien och Herzegovina

Mer än 20 år har passerat sedan kriget i Bosnien och Hercegovina fick sitt slut, men mellanetniskt våld och hatpropaganda kvarstår. Av staterna i Västra Balkan har Bosnien och Hercegovina beskrivits som det land som gjort allra minst framsteg när det kommer till EU-integrering, och alltför knapphändiga implementeringar av de lagar och regleringar som ska skydda de mänskliga rättigheterna förvärrar situationen för befolkningen. Regeringen har bland annat misslyckats med att inleda reformer inom rättsväsendet, och samtidigt fortsätter bristen på oberoende media och problem med självcensur att vara nyckelhinder för en fungerande yttrandefrihet. Det politiska dödläget i landet hindrar människorättsorganisationer från att arbeta fritt och öppet, och trots att omfattande arbetsdemonstrationer ägde rum i februari 2014 är organisationernas möjligheter att bevaka och skydda mänskliga rättigheter mycket begränsade.

(English) Public Discussion about Law on Public Peace and Order in Republika Srpska (BiH)

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(English) Civil Rights Defenders is organising a public discussion about the newly adopted Law on Public Peace and Order in Republika Srpska (BiH). How will the law influence independent media, civil society organisations and the state of human rights and freedom of speech in Republika Srpska and the whole Bosnia and Herzegovina? Is the law protecting public peace and order or the authorities? Join us and take part in the debate!

(English) Media Outlet Raided – Severe Breach of Media Freedom

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(English) On 28 December the Police of the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina forcibly entered the premises of Klix-ba, one of the most influential web portals based out of Sarajevo. According to a police spokesperson the raid was said to have been sanctioned by Sarajevo’s Cantonal Court. The Police entered the premises in an attempt to uncover the source of a recording that is said to be that of Republika Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic.

Polisvåld mot demonstranter måste utredas

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I sex månader har arbetare som förlorat sina jobb utan att få ut sina inarbetade löner samlats i fredliga demonstrationer. Efter sammandrabbningar med polis har nu protesterna spridit sig över hela landet samtidigt som flera vittnat om polisbrutalitet mot demonstranterna. Civil Rights Defenders uppmanar därför myndigheterna i Bosnien och Hercegovina att omedelbart utreda våldet mot demonstranter på gatan och dem som häktats.

(English) Trans Gender Europe: Bosnia adopts trans-inclusive hate crime law

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Tyvärr är denna artikel enbart tillgänglig på Brittisk Engelska. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. TGEU reports that ”Bosnia i Herzegovina’s House of Representatives recently adopted hate crime legislation that is inclusive of gender identity and […]

Framtidens jurister utbildas i yttrandefrihet

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Med teoretiska och praktiska kunskaper om nationell medielagstiftning och europeiska normer på området är juridikstudenter bättre förberedda att hantera människorättsfrågor i sina framtida yrken. Det är därför Civil Rights Defenders, tillsammans med en av organisationens långvariga partner, Pressrådet i Bosnien-Hercegovina, genomför återkommande utbildningar för juridikstuderande i Bosnien-Hercegovina.

(English) Protest against discriminatory constitution

(English) On 25 November, Civil Rights Defender’s partner, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, organised a protest against the discriminatory provision of the Bosnian constitution, implying that only members of the three main ethnic groups can hold high political offices. According to the European Court of Human Rights, this violates the right to free and fair elections and the prohibition of discrimination.

Video: Aktivism för förändring – Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BiH

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Sedan dess grundade år 2006 har Youth Initiative for Human Rights i Bosnien-Hercegovina växt till att bli en väl respekterad organisation. Idag är deras nätverk av ungdomsaktivister det nätverk som varit igång längst och är inblandat i alla större människorättsevenemang i landet. Civil Rights Defenders har arbetat med YIHR BiH från start. Denna video beskriver arbetet med att åstadkomma förändring i Bosnien-Hercegovina.

Fighting corruption with Transparency International

Bosnia and Herzegovina is ranked among the most underdeveloped and corrupt countries in the world where reforms are slowly implemented (the same level with Zambia, Jamaica, Senegal and Dominican Republic). Citizens’ participation is a crucial component to a culture of tackling corruption, since integrity, accountability and transparency must take hold societal and systemically if it is to uproot corruption practices.

Monitoring trials – in cooperation with Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Through Civil Rights Defenders partnership with the Helsinki Committee we monitor and report on fair trial standards in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the last couple of years we have also worked intensively on lobbying for an all inclusive Law against discrimination, in addition to the regular long-term activities of providing free legal aid to victims of human rights violations.