Preconditions for the Comprehensive Gathering of Information on Discrimination in BiH

“From Collection to Prevention: Preconditions for Comprehensive Gathering of Information on Discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina” is the title of the fourth in a series of analytical studies on the  anti-discrimination law and the practice of its implementation in BiH. The study, written by Emina Ćerimović and Dženana Hrlović, was published by Analitika in 2013.

Themes: Judiciary and Access to JusticeHuman Rights
Dženana HrlovićEmina Ćerimović


Taking into account the significant role that reliable and accurate data on discrimination can have in the fight against discrimination, this study points out that collecting such data in Bosnia and Herzegovina is highly neglected despite a relatively well-defined legal and institutional framework.

For the purpose of this study, BiH legislation, policies of other countries, as well as internationally recognised  solutions for data collection on discrimination were considered. In light of best comparative practices, authors analyse the BiH system on data collection, as well as current and planned activities in this area. Finally, this study offers a number of recommendations for key stakeholders in the area of data collection on discrimination, aiming to improve current legislation and 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 report is available HERE.

The report in local languages is available HERE.