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Human Rights Concerns

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the massacres at Srebrenica – when at least 7,800 Bosnian Muslims were killed – and the perpetrators of war times human rights abuses remain at large. Impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1992-5 war continue to be widespread. Thousands of “disappearances” are still unresolved. While perpetrators of wartime violations continued to enjoy impunity, victims and their families were denied access to justice and redress.

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September 11, 2017 • Report

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Last chance for justice for over 20,000 wartime sexual violence survivors

A quarter of a century after the start of the conflict, more than 20,000, survivors of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina are still being denied justice, said Amnesty International in a new report.

February 18, 2016 • Report

Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

February 25, 2015 • Report

State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting civilians. And yet the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those in greatest need. Amnesty International believes that this can and must finally change.

May 16, 2013 • Report

Annual Report: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013

Bosnia and Herzegovina Head of state – rotating presidency – Željko Komšić, Nebojša Radmanović, Bakir Izetbegović Head of government Vjekoslav Bevanda (replaced Nikola Špirić) Nationalist rhetoric by main political parties …

July 11, 2011 • Report

Annual Report: Bosnia And Herzegovina 2011

Head of state: rotating presidency – Željko Komšić, Nebojša Radmanović, Bakir Izetbegović (replaced Haris Silajdzic in November) Head of government: Nikola Špirić Death penalty: abolitionist for all crimes Population: 3.8 …

March 26, 2011 • Report

Europe: Open Secret: Mounting Evidence of Europe’s Complicity in Rendition and Secret Detention

Europe: Open Secret: Mounting Evidence of Europe’s Complicity in Rendition and Secret Detention Available in PDF only.

March 19, 2011 • Report

Annual Report: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010

Head of state rotating presidency – ?eljko Kom?i?, Neboj?a Radmanovi?, Haris Silajd?i? Head of government Nikola ?piri? Death penalty abolitionist for all crimes Population 3.8 million Life expectancy 75.1 years …

March 27, 2020 • Press Release

Decision in Bosnia to confine thousands of migrants into camp inhumane and puts lives at risk

Responding to the decision of the local authorities in Una-Sana Canton in Bosnia and Herzegovina to forcefully transfer and confine thousands of migrants living in the area to an inadequate …

March 24, 2016 • Press Release

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Karadžić found guilty of Srebrenica genocide, but ruling leaves life unchanged for many survivors

Today’s guilty verdict handed down by a UN Court in The Hague against former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadžić for genocide and other crimes under international law marks a major step towards justice for victims of the armed conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina, said Amnesty International.

February 22, 2016 • Press Release

Amnesty International’s Annual State of the World Report Slams Governments, Including the U.S., for Global Assault on Freedoms

On the launch of its 2015 State of the World report, Amnesty International USA urged President Obama to use his last year in office to bring U.S. laws and policies in line with international human rights standards.