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Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

BiH: Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Overview

The Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of BiH is independent institution dealing with protection of rights of natural persons and legal entities in accordance with the Constitution of BiH and international human rights instruments appended thereto.

Brief history

The basis for the work and functioning of BiH Ombudsmen are enshrined by Annexes IV and VI of the General Framework Agreement on Peace for Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded on 14 December 1995 and, based on mentioned documents, the institution has started to function in 1996.

According to Annex VI of the General Framework Agreement on Peace for Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH Ombudsman and Human Rights Chamber constituted BiH Human Rights Commission which considered that democracy and human rights were factors for development of society, preconditions for establishment of structures and mechanisms of the State, leading to international integration. Currently, BiH Ombudsman functions on the basis of BiH Constitution and the Law on the Ombudsman which guaranties independency and infrastructural framework for protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

First Law on BiH Ombudsman was adopted in 2000. New Law was adopted in 2002 and then amended in 2004 and 2006. The Law defines powers and competencies of the Ombudsman. Rules of procedure in following up of the work of organs and institutions according to allegations contained in a complaint and ex officio, including other important issues related to functioning of this national human rights mechanism for protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms.

Mandate type
  • Combined tribunal-type and promotion-type
Other statistics
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Number of cases handled per year (case files opened and processed according to your procedures)no datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano data
Number of media appearances per year (major newspapers/magazines/websites/blogs, TV + radio channels) - does not include social mediano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano data
Number of staff dealing with equality issues
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Grounds and fields of discrimination covered by the equality body
Grounds / FieldsEmploymentEducationHousingSocial Protection & HealthcareGoods & ServicesOther
Gendernonononono
Gender Identityyesyesyesyesyes
Race and Ethnic Originnonononono
Agenonononono
Disabilitynonononono
Sexual Orientationyesyesyesyesyes
Religion & Beliefnonononono
Operating budget in euros
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Operating budget in euros for the parts of the organisation dealing with equality issues (all types of functions).
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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.

 

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General Contact Information

Full name in English:

Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Full name in the national language(s):

Instituciji ombudsmena za ljudska prava BiH

Postal address:
Banja Luka (Seat of the Institution) Akademika Jovana Surutke br.13 78000 Banja Luka,Bosna i Hercegovina
Website:

www.ombudsmen.gov.ba

General email address:
bl.ombudsmen@ombudsmen.gov.ba
Languages in which your institution can be contacted:

Bosnian, English

Person of contact for media enquiries:

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Name of the Head of the equality body:

Ljubinko MITROVIĆ, Jasminka DŽUMHUR, Nives JUKIĆ

Engagement with Equinet

Contact Person

Name:

Almedina Karic

Email:
akaric@ombudsmen.gov.ba