Human Rights House Foundation

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aim of the Helsinki Committee is the protection and promotion of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, systematic follow-up of the state of human rights in BiH, providing professional legal assistance to citizens whose rights have been endangered.

Contact:
 +387 33 200 116
 +387 33 200 096
Address:
Dolina 1
Sarajevo
Bosna i Hercegovina

The aim of the Committee is the protection and promotion of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Therefore, the Committee is particularly engaged in the following activities:

  • promotion of human rights;
  • systematic follow-up of the state of human rights in BiH;
  • reacting against violation of human rights;
  • providing professional legal assistance to citizens whose rights have been endangered;
  • giving suggestions and proposals to legislative bodies in order to make the new and existing laws comply with international standards in the field of human rights;
  • publishing of regular and periodical reports and written documents relating to human rights;
  • presentation of human rights’ issues through media;
  • organizing public debates on human rights’ issues;
  • gaining insight into and publishing reports on the position of ethnic and religious minorities, state of prisons, functioning of legislative power and police forces;
  • monitoring in the field of information, freedom of expression and freedom of media as well as systematic detection of the language of hatred in the media in BiH;
  • promotion of contacts and cooperation with kindred world organizations, particularly with National Helsinki Committees and International Helsinki Federation and involvement of Helsinki Committee in activities relating to protection of human rights outside BiH.

BH HCHR employees: Staff and contacts

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