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Bosnia and Herzegovina

News from the Human Rights House Sarajevo - 2010

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Alternative CEDAW Report: Position of women in BiH

The issues of gender equality, realization of women's human rights in public and private spheres, and the application of domestic laws and international obligations, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW), have been pushed into the background in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country still burdened by ethnic and national divisions, which hinder the social, economic and political development, and dominate the public discourse. 16 Dec 2010 »

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Women in political life of BiH

Woman and Society Center recently conducted a study where they have analyzed the presence of women in political and public life, during the general election year 2010 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 09 Dec 2010 »

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CAT: BiH not making sufficient efforts to prevent and punish torture

The UN Committee against Torture (CAT), at its recent meetings held in the beginning of November, examined measures adopted by Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to prevent and punish acts of torture. While CAT recognises that BiH has made progress in implementing the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the conclusions also reveal that obstacles remain to its full implementation by BiH authorities. 27 Nov 2010 »

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Hillary Clinton calls BH political leaders to overcome ethnic divisions

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Sarajevo last week where she held meetings with members of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) calling them to overcome ethnic divisions that recent elections yet again confirmed, and gave a speech to students of Sarajevo University regarding their role in the process of BiH’s accession to EU. 19 Oct 2010 »

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Copyright: Queer Festival Sarajevo

Law on prohibition of discrimination discriminates sexual minorities in BiH

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is currently undergoing the process of integration into the European Union (EU). All member states of the EU, as well potential member states, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, are obliged to harmonize their national legislation fully with the EU law, which is particularly related to EU directives. However, the law on prohibition of discrimination in BIH is not responding to these standards. 14 Oct 2010 »

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