Amendments to the Law on Human Rights Ombudsman of BiH should include all substantive requirements from the Analytical Report of the European Commission

The Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes the process of amending the Law on Human Rights Ombudsman of BiH in order to implement the recommendations and guidelines contained in international acts ratified by BiH, as well as recommendations and opinions of international bodies, particularly the Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s … Continued

Open Letter of the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of BiH

The Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina[1], as an informal coalition of forty civil society organizations, wants to contribute to the acceleration and credibility of the European integration process of Bosnia and Herzegovina through an open letter to the competent government institutions. This process should result in the more efficient functioning … Continued

Negotiations on Amendments to the BiH Constitution and Election Law require transparency and civil society involvement

With the aim of contributing to the implementation of EU policies, laws and standards, the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as an informal coalition of forty civil society organizations, drew attention to and expressed dissatisfaction with the way talks and negotiations on eventual changes to constitutional and legal acquis of … Continued

Recommendations for Improving the Law on Conflict of Interest BiH

Author: Ivana Korajlić Editor: Dajana Bakić Publisher: Sarajevo Open Centre (www.soc.ba) on behalf of the Initiative for Monitoring the EU Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina (www.eu-monitoring.ba) Publication in English language available here. Publication in BCS language available here.

Relations Between BiH and the EU: How to Achieve the Complete Respect of Human Rights of Migrants and Asylum-seekers

We are witnesses of the alarming trend of human rights violations of irregular migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in all parts of Europe which unfortunately also includes BiH. Irregular migrations do not constitute a criminal act and, consequently, irregular migrants enjoy certain rights and freedoms. One of the rights is the right to express the need … Continued

Institutions must not disregard the testimonies of abused women

The Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of BiH calls on the competent institutions to come forward and take action with respect to testimonies published anonymously on the Facebook page “Nisam tražila” (I did not ask for this) yesterday, by women who survived sexual harassment and abuse and decided to speak out. We call on … Continued

Constitutional Reforms in the Context of the European Commission’s Opinion on BiH’s Application for EU Membership (second part)

On 29 May 2019, the European Commission issued an Opinion on the Application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the European Union membership. An Analytical report comparing the situation in BiH with EU standards has also been published. In its Opinion, the Commission pointed out in several places the minimum constitutional interventions which have to be implemented in the BiH Constitution.

Constitutional Reforms in the Context of the European Commission’s Opinion on BiH’s Application for EU Membership

On 29 May 2019, the European Commission issued an Opinion on the Application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the European Union membership. An Analytical report comparing the situation in BiH with EU standards has also been published. In its Opinion, the Commission pointed out in several places the minimum constitutional interventions which have to be implemented in the BiH Constitution.

N1: Europe Does Not Wait for the Establishment of Authorities

Western Balkans Summit was held in Poznan which was attended by heads of governments and representatives of the European Union. Internal relations in the EU and the politics of the local politicians will slow down the integration processes of the Balkan countries. According to Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Denis Zvizdić, issue of establishing … Continued