Policy Brief: The Role of NGOs in the Protection Against Discrimination

The policy brief "Unused potential: The Role and Importance of Non-Governmental Organizations in the System of Protection Against Discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina", written by Boris Topić, was published by Analitika at the beginning of 2013.


Themes: Judiciary and Access to JusticeHuman Rights
Boris Topić


One of the questions this analysis is attempting to answer is to what extent NGOs have taken the advantage of the relevant provisions of the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination BiH in order to participate in proceedings before courts, but also to initiate collective claims for the protection against discrimination. This policy brief aims to identify the problems encountered by NGOs  in the efforts to act as the protector against discrimination,  and to determine to which extent the possibility of participating in proceedings has been practically effective so far. In this context, the author analyzes the environment in which NGOs operate, but also the existence of adequate human and financial resources for the implementation of relevant legislative provisions in practice.

The analysis is prepared as part of the project “A Comprehensive Overview of the Anti-Discrimination Framework and Practice in BiH in Comparative Perspective,” implemented by Analitika. This project represents the policy segment of the “Anti-Discrimination Program,” coordinated and funded by the Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The English version of the policy brief is available HERE.

The policy brief in local languages ​​is available HERE.