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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic Discrimination a Key Barrier

Put Constitutional Reform Back on the Agenda

Thursday 12 December 2019


(London, December 13, 2019) – Bosnian politicians still have not ended second-class status for Jews, Roma, and other minorities a decade after the European Court of Human Rights found that the Bosnian constitution violates their rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Following the court’s decision, it ruled in three other cases that the Bosnian constitution violated citizens’ rights to run for public office, but none of the decisions have been carried out.

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