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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Greater efforts needed to enhance social cohesion and media freedom

16/06/2017 Sarajevo/Banja Luka

“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...

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Public service broadcasting under threat in Europe

02/05/2017 Strasbourg

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...

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Report on visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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Bosnia and Herzegovina should accelerate its efforts to establish a more just society

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...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Commissioner recommends stronger efforts for human rights protection

[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...

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Report on visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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)

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Special report on the issue of decertified Police Officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

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Commissioner returns from assessment mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

[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...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: “Solution for banned police officers now possible”

[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...

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Commissioner concludes talks at UN on Bosnia’s de-certified police officers

[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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