“Deeply ingrained ethnic divisions and lack of a common vision of reconciliation and development still hamper the construction of a tolerant and cohesive society in Bosnia and Herzegovina more than 20 years after the war. The country has not yet managed to overcome its violent past and a number...
Human Rights Comment
Well-funded and strong public service media are a good indicator that a democracy is healthy – this is the result of a study published last year by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The report notably found that countries that have popular, well-funded public service broadcasters encounter...
Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, following his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 27 to 30 November 2010 CommDH(2011)11 / 29 March 2011
Strasbourg, 29/03/11 – "The legacy of the violent past still endangers the full enjoyment of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although some progress has been made, the authorities at all levels in Bosnia and Herzegovina should proceed in a determined manner...
[20/02/08 12:00] The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, today presented his human rights assessment report on Bosnia and Herzegovina. Whilst underlining that the authorities have ratified key European and international human rights treaties and adopted...
Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg on his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 4 to 11 June 2007 CommDH(2008)1 / 20 February 2008 CommDH(2008)1 / 20 February 2008 (in Bosnian)
Special report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe on the issue of decertified Police Officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 20 to 22 December 2006 CommDH(2007)2 / 17 January 2007
[11/06/07 17:30] Thomas Hammarberg has returned from an official assessment visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he focused on the situation of internally displaced people and returnees, the rights of the Roma community and other minorities, the rights of women, children and youth, as well as...
[24/04/07 13:30] Following meetings in Sarajevo from 20-21 April, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg stated that it would now be possible to reach a final agreement on complaints by Bosnian police officers who have argued that they had been unfairly dismissed by the...
[02/04/07 15:00] Following talks with representatives of UN Security Council member states on 29-30 March, Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg expressed optimism that the UN will issue a proper response to those police officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina who have complained of unfair dismissal by the...
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