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News from the Human Rights House Sarajevo - 2006

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Milosevic trial exposed Belgrade's role in wars

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic, which ended with his death before a verdict could be rendered, has provided important evidence about the role of Belgrade in pursuing the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today in New York. 14 Dec 2006 »

Image: Women in 2006 Elections: Partial Success Assisted by Electoral Quotas

Women in 2006 Elections: Partial Success Assisted by Electoral Quotas

The female election candidates did not manage, yet again, to exceed the percentage of mandates that has been repeated from elections to elections and has become a fatal and invisible, but a firm boundary that female candidates of Bosnia and Herzegovina have not succeeded in crossing. 07 Dec 2006 »

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Romani children: Where are their rights?

The Law on Protection of National Minorities entered into force in 2003 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This law is based on the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities which was ratified by Bosnia and Herzegovina. BiH has not yet ratified the European Charter on Regional and Minority Languages. The Law it not being applied both because the necessary by-laws were not passed and because of the lack of political will. 17 Nov 2006 »

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The Elections were Fair and Correct

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina has assessed that the General Elections on 1 October 2006 were held in a fair and democratic atmosphere. Problems that occurred during the elections have not affected the elections procedure significantly or the election results, and it can therefore be assumed that the final results will in fact reflect the will of electors. 03 Oct 2006 »

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Election campaign brings polarization along national lines

The one-month election campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina, preceding the General Elections scheduled for 1 October 2006, has reminded the non-partisan observers of the rhetoric that had been employed in the nineties of the previous century and it has failed the expectations regarding opening of opportunities for the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Union, as reported by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 29 Sep 2006 »

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