The complex administrative structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina makes it impossible to fully comprehend the overall situation in any field, including civil society or, more specifically, associations and foundations. The exact number of registered associations and foundations is impossible to estimate because they can be founded at different administrative levels and entered in separate registers … Continued
Finding solutions for the electoral system reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) presents a key milestone for the future of BiH and a shift from the post-war society phase into a transitional democracy, within the context of greater integrative processes. Changing the current electoral system would change the existing paradigm of responsibility exclusively within the … Continued
2019-2020 Alternative Report on the Application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the European Union Membership: Political Criteria is the result of the work of the members of the Initiative. The report refers to the political criteria for EU membership and also contains Special Reports on the local elections in Mostar held in 2020 and the … Continued
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.
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
The report primarily refers to the political criteria for EU membership, but also includes Special Reports on 2018 General Elections, the situation with respect to migrants and refugees in BiH, and on citizens’ protests in the Republika Srpska.
The Stabilization and Association Parliamentary Committee (SAPC) is the joint body of the European Union and the States signatory to the Stabilization and Association Agreement. It is established for parliamentary oversight of the implementation of the Agreement and the political dialogue of the two parliaments.
February, 2019 Numerous international agreements which Bosnia and Herzegovina has signed, as well as the BiH constitutution, guarantee the prohibition of various forms of discrimination. The rights stipulated by international documents and constitutional provisions have been transposed into legal provisions through the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination, but also on the Gender Equality Law … Continued
February 2019 The appliance of the BiH Institutions’ Labor Law to Associations and Foundations, author Leila Bičakčić BiH Institutions’ Labor Law regulates the employment status of association and foundation’s employees, but the Law is not explicit about whether the Law is applied only to the associations and foundations founded by the government of BiH and … Continued
At the end of the mandate period in 2018 it is possible to get a clear idea of how much has been done for the past four years in the field of functioning of the state, the rule of law, as well as the human rights situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Alternative Analytical Report on the Application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for EU Membership is a result of the joint work of organisations and individuals who make up the Initiative for Monitoring the European Integration of BiH.
This publication was created with the cooperation of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Banja Luka and Sarajevo Open Center on behalf of Initiative for Monitoring of the European Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina.