Research and Reports
 
Last updated March 31, 2014
 
 
 

Combating Impunity for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Progress and Challenges, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (February 2014).

Judicial Benchbook: Considerations for Domestic Violence Case Evaluation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Atlantic Initiative and DCAF, Nenad Galić and Heather Huhtanen, eds. (Sarajevo 2014).

World Report 2014: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Human Rights Watch, (2014). 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (2013).
Section 6 of the report contains a paragraph on the status of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a subsection on trafficking.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (2013). 

EU Commission Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013 Progress Report, Commission Staff Working Document, Accompanying the document Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2013-2014, European Commission (16 October 2013). This report comments on progress in human rights, including a summary of recent activity in women’s rights and gender equality.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 2013 Progress Report, Conclusions on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Extract from the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, "Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2013-2014" (2013). This report describes the readiness of Bosnia and Herzegovina to join the European Union. It includes comments on women’s rights and trafficking in humans.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, Addendum, Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, United Nations General Assembly (June 4, 2013).

Prevalence and Characteristics of Violence Against Women in BiH 2013, Gender Equality Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 2013).

Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Council of Europe, Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) (May 14, 2013). 

Shadow Report on the Progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European Union Accession Process, Centre for Political Studies, Initiative for Monitoring BiH’s European Integration (Sarajevo 2013).

Economic and Social Rights of Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012-2013. Miftari, Edita, Sarajevo Open Centre (2013).

Gender Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Still a long way to go, Meri Musa & Will Richard, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (July 2012).

Ensuring Accountability for Domestic Violence An analysis of sentencing in domestic violence criminal proceedings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fra Anđela Zvizdovića, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (December 2011).

Trafficking in Human Beings for the purpose of Labour Exploitation: A Reference Paper for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (July 2011). This report provides background on trafficking for labour, including sexual exploitation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The report also describes the domestic and international legal framework governing trafficking in Bosnia. 

Report by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Following his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 27-30 November 2010, CommDH (2011) 11, Strasbourg (March 29, 2011). This report reviews issues of post-war prosecution of crimes committed against women during the war, human rights, asylum and stateless persons.

A Human Rights Report on Trafficking of Persons, Especially Women and Children, The Protection Project (2010). 
This report provides background and NGO efforts to combat trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The report also describes the domestic and international law governing trafficking in Bosnia.

Response to Domestic Violence and Co-ordinated Victim Protection in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska: Preliminary Findings on the Implementation of the Law on Protection from Domestic Violence OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (2009)

 

Legislation in the Member States of the Council of Europe in the Field of Violence Against Women, prepared in part by Jill Radford, United Kingdom, for the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Equality Between Men and Women, March 2004 (Doc. EG 2004 2).
This report details national legislation dealing with violence against women in 38 of the 45 Council of Europe member states. In 1995, the Council requested member states to complete a questionnaire on relevant legislation, and subsequent research completed by the Council allowed for a survey of the varying legislation of member states. The report consists of two volumes, ending with a list of good practices and effective legislation prohibiting violence against women. Pages 51-61 contain information on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 
 

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