Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The scope of competence of the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH has been set forth in Article 12 of the Law on Ministries and Other Bodies of Administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina to include the following: Monitoring and implementation of international conventions and other documents in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Promotion and protection of individual and collective human rights and freedoms. Co-ordination and preparation of reports on implementation of commitments defined by international conventions and international documents to be submitted to relevant local authorities and institutions and international institutions and organisations; Designing and carrying out activities on fulfilment of commitments of BiH toward Euro-Atlantic integration, particularly in terms of application of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and protocols thereof, Monitoring, development and dissemination of information on standards, achievements and activities in the field of human rights, Collaboration with religious communities; Collaboration with national minorities and their associations, Collaboration with institutions and organisations in charge of searching for missing persons in BiH; Collaboration with the Red Cross of BiH, International Committee of the Red Cross and humanitarian agencies; Issues regarding asylum and rights of refugees entering BiH; Implementation of Annex VII of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH as well as monitoring and oversight thereof; Creating and implementing the policy of BiH in the field of return of refugees and displaced persons in BiH, reconstruction projects and ensuring other conditions for a sustainable return; Co-ordination, guidance and oversight, within the Committee for Refugees and Displaced Persons, of the activities of Entities and other institutions of BiH responsible for policy implementation in this field; All other activities prescribed by law and/or referring to the implementation of Annexes VI and VII of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH; Collaboration with the non-governmental sector concerning issues which fall within the jurisdiction of the Ministry; Creation of the immigration and asylum policy of BiH; Creation of the BiH policy toward Diaspora.
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Company Offices

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (headquarters)
  • Sarajevo
  • TRG BiH 1 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina