Thursday, 2 December 2010
Thomas Hammarberg: Time To Overcome Ethnic Divisions In Bosnia And Herzegovina
The Council of Europe’s Human rights Commissioner said: “Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina should end discrimination towards members of national minorities by bringing law and practice fully into line with human rights standards including the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.
“The right to equality should be ensured for members of all ethnic groups.”
The Commissioner noted with serious concern a persisting polarisation between the different ethnic groups.
He encouraged the authorities to step up their efforts to ensure the effective implementation of anti-discrimination legislation and to raise public awareness of this law.