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Zabrana diskriminacije u Bosni i Hercegovini - pravni okvir i praksa
Antidiscrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina Legal Framework and Practice

Author(s): Mario Reljanović
Subject(s): Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: discrimination; antidiscirimination legislation; human rights; Bosnia and Herzegovina
Summary/Abstract: Discriminatory practice is negation of achieved standards of human rights. Therefore, an efficient antidiscriminatory system is prerequisite of enjoying many guaranteed citizens’ rights on basis of equality. Discrimination is also specific for not being only legal, but also sociological, culturological, even economic problem. Suppression of discrimination hence consists of several equally important aspects. This paper is about analysis of conditions in this area in Bosnia and Herzegovina – focus is on the legal framework as well as on its (non)implementation in practice, and other activities of the state and civil society significant for prevention and sanction of discrimination. Comparison with antidiscirimination legislation of relevant neighbor countries – Croatia and Serbia – is one of the significant parts of research, presented in order to point out weak spots and omissions and possible solution for improvement, but also to explore position of Bosnia and Herzegovina comparing to other states in region, in the field of human rights protection.

  • Page Range: 334-348
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Serbian