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Ljudska prava i demokratija
Human rights and democracy

Author(s): Mirsad Cvrk
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: human rights; non-discrimination; coordination; implementation; constitution; genocide; conventions; return

Summary/Abstract: Human rights exist in a community and an individual may not use them selfishly, irresponsibly or with no limits. Natural rights are based in certain axioms. They are absolute, immutable and based on justice. This paper presents human rights violations in BiH (case study of Srebrenica from 1996 until 2006). Human rights violations in BiH from 1996 until 2006 can be explained by research and analyses of human rights and how they protect an individual. The Dayton Peace Agreement set the institutional framework for human rights protection. The Entities of the state of BiH, Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska, never fully harmonised their respective constitutions with the BiH Constitution in relation to the constituent status of the peoples of BiH. Analyses led us to conclude that returnee children’s rights were violated by the very fact that they were unable to attend the so-called national subjects, and this right is granted by the RS Law on Primary Education. Analyses also led to the conclusion that the Srebrenica Municipality and the local Primary Health Care Centre failed to provide adequate care for the population, particularly the vulnerable groups, such as women, children, the elderly and persons with disabilities. This text provides basic information on the state of human rights in BiH with particular focus on Srebrenica, hoping to motivate further research that would lead to answers to numerous questions raised today in relation to this issue.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 45-46
  • Page Range: 54-65
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian