Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina show little interest in addressing long-standing human rights problems in the country. Authorities fail to protect women or LGBT people, including children, from family violence, with abuses exacerbated by restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Asylum seekers lack adequate shelter and protection. Over a decade since provisions in the constitution were ruled discriminatory by Europe’s top human rights court, they have yet to be changed. Media professionals face interference in their work. War crimes prosecutions, including for conflict related sexual violence, move at a slow pace.

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