UN expert on transitional justice to review progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina

OHCHR

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Mr. Fabian Salvioli, is carrying out an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina from 3 to 10 December 2021, to examine the progress made in redressing the legacy of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed during the 1991-1995 armed conflict that engulfed the region.

“During the visit, I will evaluate the measures in the fields of truth, justice, reparation, memory and guarantees of non-recurrence that have been adopted by the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to address the serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed during the armed conflict. I will seek to have a broad view of the various initiatives taken, identify good practices, gaps and problems, and formulate recommendations in that regard”, said Mr. Salvioli.

The human rights expert will meet Government officials, representatives of the legislature, members of the judiciary, security forces, the national human rights institution, civil society, victims’ groups, academics and representatives of the international community.

The expert will present his preliminary findings and recommendations at a press conference to be held on Thursday 10 December, at 11h00 local time at the UN House, Zmaja od Bosne b.b., 71000, Sarajevo. Access to the press conference will be limited to journalists.

The final report on the visit will be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2022.

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