Bosnia and Herzegovina: When everyone is silent: Reparation for survivors of wartime rape in Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is still struggling with the legacy of crimes committed during the 1992-1995 war. One of the least visible injustices is the ongoing failure to provide survivors of wartime rape and other forms of sexual violence with the reparation they desperately need. In the Republika Srpska, the true extent of sexual violence during the conflict has never been fully acknowledged by the authorities or society more broadly. Survivors are not recognised in law and their needs are not being met in practice. The authorities must move to meet these needs.