Protection from multiple discrimination: new challenges for courts and Ombudsmen Institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Draft Law on Amendments and Addenda to the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination, which passed at House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina (14. 07. 2016), defines aggravated forms of discrimination which includes multiple discrimination.

Themes: Judiciary and Access to JusticeHuman Rights


Introducing this institute, courts in BiH will face new challenges in their work, considering the fact that this is completely new concept in BiH legislation and there are some doubts about recognition, understanding, proving and adequate sanctioning of multiple discrimination.

Therefore, new Analitika's Commentary offers the overview of the concept, concrete principals, problems, steps and requirements when it is about proving multiple discrimination in practice. Author identifies a few key challenges which can appear in judiciary practice in BiH connected to multiple discrimination. Author concludes the analysis with recommendations which could serve to courts and judges as guidelines for future challenges in identifying and sanctioning this form of discrimination.

Commentary in local languages can be found HERE.

Policy brief is published within the project “Equality for All: Civil Society Coalition against Discrimination“ and is implemented in cooperation with Mediacentar Sarajevo, Analitika – Center for Social Research, Rights for All and Vaša prava BiH. This project is financed by USAID and Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This publication is published by the generous support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this policy brief are the sole responsibility of the Author and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.