Bosnia & Herzegovina


Migrants Facing Oppressive, Systematic And Violent Resistance On The Croatian Boarder

Overwhelming evidence of Croatian police exercising unnecessary and unprovoked violence towards migrants has made this ongoing issue hard to ignore. Therefore, why are the UN and EU continuing to praise and fund this inhumane method of patrolling the longest land border in the European Union? The answer to this question […]


At The Brink Of Humanitarian Crisis: Vučjak Migrant Camp, Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 21st October, water distribution and garbage collection were cut at the Vučjak migrant camp in north-western Bosnia and Herzegovina. This action was taken by the Mayor of the north-western city of Bihać to put pressure on central government to re-locate migrants who gather on the border with Croatia. But […]


Republika Srpska Withdraws Plans For A Controversial Reservist Police Force In Bosnia And Herzegovina 2

The Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced a withdrawal of plans to establish a new reservist police force amid concerns over the historical context of reservist forces in the country and widespread criticism from Bosnian Muslims and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Western allies.  During the Bosnian […]


Reopening Of Aladza Mosque Masks Deep Ethnic Tensions In Bosnia 1

Thousands turned out on Saturday May 4th for the ceremonial opening of Aladza Mosque in the eastern Bosnian city of Foca. The opening of this mosque is significant as it was one of 12 destroyed during the Bosnian War of 1992-95 – part of wider ethnic conflicts throughout the region […]


In Splintered Bosnia-Herzegovina, Its Recent Elections Reveal Deep Divisions in the Balkans

Recent elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina have revealed a nation and a region that remain deeply divided.  The election results for Bosnia’s presidency express the bitter ethnic tensions between the three dominant ethnic groups—Bosnian Croats, Bosniaks, and Bosnian Serbs.  In elections for the three-person presidency, in which each of these ethnic groups […]


Refugees Suffering Police Brutality At The Bosnian-Croatian Border

Croatian police forces have denied allegations of physically and verbally abusing refugees at the Bosnian-Croatian border amidst numerous claims made by refugees. As a member of the European Union, the abuse sheds light on the issue of the lack of accountability and responsibility that some European states play in the […]


UN Peacekeeping And Sexual Assault: Where Are We Now?

It has been over a year since the re-introduction of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, an issue that has long been rife within the United Nations (UN). Stemming from a resolution adopted on March 10, 2017, the policy stresses the importance of states holding perpetrators accountable, particularly […]


Remember The Holocaust – Memory Is What Shapes Us

During the Second World War, six to twenty million Jews died because of anti-Semitism. In Rwanda, there were 800,000 to two million people, mainly Tutsis, slaughtered within 100 days, where 500,000 women were raped. According to medical reports, two-thirds of women tested positive for HIV after the genocide. Meanwhile, in […]


Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]


Bosnia Still Denies Justice To Victims Of Sexual War Crimes

During the Bosnian War, thousands of women and girls were subjected to sexual violence, and the majority have yet to see justice. The Bosnian War was an armed conflict that took place between 1992 and 1995, resulting in over 100,000 deaths. Though wars throughout history are typically accompanied by rape, […]