Legal aid provided in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina

Helsinki Committee BIH providing legal aid in Zenica.

Helsinki Committee for human rights in a temporary legal aid office in Zenica. Photo: Civil Rights Defenders

People in Bosnia and Herzegovina continue to face tangible difficulties in accessing their rights. The provision of free legal aid remains fragmented and unregulated to a great extent. The adoption of a state-level Law on free legal aid is still pending.

In an effort to provide free legal aid to citizens, especially those belonging to marginalized and discriminated groups outside of Sarajevo, our partner Helsinki committee for human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina organise field visits to a number of smaller cities.

These mobile legal aid offices offer legal advice. Useful brochures containing information about discrimination and useful contacts are handed out. The latest visit was to the city of Zenica.