Sejdić – Finci: Ten years without right to be elected

Ten years after Dervo Sejdić and Jakob Finci gain verdict against Bosnia and Herzegovina before European Court for Human Rights, but for them the key issues are still the same. Constitution, for which they actually suit their country, is still discriminatory in sense that it does not allow Sejdić as a member of Roma people…

Open Letter: UNTIL WHEN?

In respect of the tenth year of failing to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in the Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina case, the Bosnia and Herzegovina appellants before this court, due to the constitutional discrimination, have prepared the following                 …

Ethnic discrimination is the key obstacle

Return constitutional reforms to daily agenda Bosnian-Herzegovinian politicians have not determinate the status of second-class citizen for Jews, Roma and other minorities even decade after verdict of the European Court for Human Rights whereas it was determined that Bosnian-Herzegovinian Constitution violates their rights, it was said today by Human Rights Watch. After this verdict the…

Constitution of BiH and General Recommendation 33 of the CEDAW Committee

Though still in 2013 CEDAW Committee expressed concerns due to the fact that Constitution of BiH does not include overall definition of the discrimination of women (in accordance with Article 1 of the Convention) as well as the principle of equality between women and men (in accordance with Article 2 of the Conevention) and proposed…

Meeting of the Initiative with appellants of the European Court for Human Rights

Members of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” held meeting on December 3, 2019 in Sarajevo with the representatives who submit appellation to European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg due to the constitutional discrimination in electoral process. The aim of this common meeting was to exchange attitudes in regards to submitting appellation against…

Planner of Changes

“Planner of Changes” had been just published and it is aimed for the representatives of the entity parliaments as well as for representatives of the Parliament of BiH and they will be delivered during this month. This “Planner of Changes” includes 12 amendments from the Platform of Women’s Priorities with Amendments to Constitution of BiH…

Interview with Prof. dr Dženeta Omerdić: We are not civil society

Prof. dr Dženeta Omerdić is professor emeritus at the Law Faculty of the University Tuzla in the scientific field – State and International Public Law. She is the author of the books and scientific articles on the state mechanism and constitutional law and active commentator of the state-social topics regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina. We asked…

Conclusions of the CEDAW Committee: All remarks of the NGOs accepted!

It has been ten days after session of the CEDAW Committee in Geneva where Coalition of the NGOs from Bosnia and Herzegovina presented their requests and remarks regrading gender equality and discrimination of women. Agency for Gender Equality of BiH also presented their official report and Committee provided their conclusions whereas state was given some…

Unanimously decided: Civil society organizations from BiH achieved success in Geneva

Representatives of seven civil society organizations (CSO) from Bosnia and Herzegovina in organization of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Banjaluka with support of the organization Kvinna till Kvinna forwarded important messages to CEDAW Committee during the seven-days-event in Geneva. By attending CEDAW session, CSOs have pointed to numerous problems regarding gender equality and discrimination in BiH stressing…