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News from the Human Rights House Sarajevo - 2009

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ECHR accused B&H of discrimination towards national minorities

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, delivered today the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Sejdic and Finci versus Bosnia and Herzegovina, accusing B&H of discrimination towards national minorities. Sejdic and Finci complained of their ineligibility to stand for election to the House of Peoples and the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the ground of their Roma and Jewish origin. 22 Dec 2009 »

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New attacks on human rights defenders in B&H

In Trebinje, the hardest thing today is to be Blazo Stevovic, the president of “Alternative Club Trebinje” and member of “Alliance for Fight Against Corruption and Criminal”. 21 Dec 2009 »

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Inzko extended the stay of internationals

The High Representative, Valentin Inzko, extended the mandate of international judges and prosecutors in B&H, which caused different opinions in the country. While some in Republika Srpska have expressed disapproval of his Decision, representatives of judicial institutions have welcomed it, claiming it is "of key importance to their work". 15 Dec 2009 »

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Letter to High Representative Valentin Inzko

Yesterday, on International Human Rights Day, the Human Rights House of Sarajevo supported the letter of Democratization Policy Council addressed to High Representative Valentin Inzko, calling on him to impose the extension of international judges and prosecutors in the Court of BiH, whose terms expire on Dec 14th. A number of Peace Implementation Council (PIC) members are resistant to such a move, fearing the reaction of the Republika Srpska Premier Milorad Dodik. 11 Dec 2009 »

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HRH Sarajevo advocating critical human rights issues in B&H

As part of the build- to the forthcoming UPR hearing on Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) in February 2010, the Human Rights House of Sarajevo has raised some of the most pressing human rights issues in the country with Alex Lenaerts, Head of Belgian Embassy's Diplomatic Office in Sarajevo. 08 Dec 2009 »

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