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Bosnia and Herzegovina

The authorities failed to provide support to thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants stranded in the country. The Constitutional Court declared that movement restrictions imposed on older people and children due to COVID-19 were disproportionate. State of emergency measures further...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Asylum

Europe: Pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants and refugees – Amnesty International Submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, February 2021

In response to the questionnaire of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants on “pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants”, this document provides Amnesty International’s input on select patterns of pushbacks of migrants and refugees in Europe with a focus...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Asylum

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Systemic solutions and meaningful EU support, including safe pathways, could prevent recurring humanitarian emergencies

Hundreds of migrants and asylum-seekers remain stranded in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) without an end in sight as politicians at all levels failed to agree their relocation to dignified and humane facilities in other parts of the country. For the third week, they remain trapped in the...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sexual Violence

Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its responses to the questionnaire on criminalization and prosecution of rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This submission has been prepared in response to the call for contributions issued by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sexual Violence

Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in Europe: Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its submissions on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as contributions to her thematic report on rape as a grave and...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Migrants

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Impunity for War Crimes and Rights of Refugees and Migrants, Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 34th Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2019

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in November 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to BiH in its previous UPR, including in relation to the harmonisation of the constitutional and...
Bosnia and Herzegovina Armed Conflict

Bosnia and Herzegovina: More than two decades since the end of the armed conflict, authorities continue to fail survivors of sexual violence

Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Committee review of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) third periodic report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Amnesty International has presented a submission to the Committee, highlighting concerns in relation...