Justice and Security

  • Building Disaster Resilience

    During 2015 – 2019, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina will strategically focus on coordination support and capacity development for prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

  • Explosive Ordnance and Remnants of War Destruction (Project EXPLODE)

    Project EXPLODE is a follow up to the Small Arms Control and Reduction project carried out by UNDP between 2005-2012. As uncontrolled explosions can cause the displacement of people living near ammunition depots and can have devastating safety and development implications for the local population and, indeed, may result in a humanitarian crisis, it is crucially important to prevent the uncontrolled explosion of old and unstable ammunition. The current project is therefore designed to support the efforts of the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina by providing training to MoD personnel in the latest and safest ammunition destruction methods.

  • Access to Justice: Supporting the Rule of Law and Transitional Justice

    Access to justice for the poor and marginalised is not guaranteed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, due to a fragmented and poorly developed free legal aid (FLA) system in the country, and the lack of harmonised legislation at the State level. Therefore, free legal aid is only available in a limited number of jurisdictions and, where legislation is in place, governmental free legal aid services are underequipped, understaffed, and lack quality monitoring tools and professional training. In addition, the general public are not aware of their rights on free legal aid services.

  • Introduction of Victim/Witness Support Services Project

    In the period 1992-1995, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was the site of a large-scale armed conflict characterised by systematic and widespread violations of international humanitarian law resulting in the loss of an estimated 100,000 lives. Facing the events from the recent past, especially by combating impunity for war crimes, is recognised as one of the basic preconditions for reconciliation and progress, both internally and externally, for the development of BiH into a democratic and stable country.

OUR WORK - JUSTICE AND SECURITY

The activities of the Justice and Security Sector are designed to ensure the efficient performance of judicial institutions, access to and delivery of justice, and improved human security in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Sector aims to improve the capacities of BiH cantonal/district judicial/prosecutorial institutions and building safer communities, which includes judicial, law enforcement, and human rights services; supporting BiH citizens, primarily victims, witnesses and vulnerable groups; and reducing the risks and threats posed by natural disasters and negative consequences of war, such as weapons, ordnance and mines.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2012

B&H experienced a challenging year in terms of maintaining political stability as well as making progress with regard to the European Union (EU) integration process, which declaratorily remains a key strategic and developmental objective for the country.

 

Rural Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Myth and Reality

What is the state of human development in the rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the majority of its people live? Do they have jobs and decent incomes? Do they have proper access to health care and education? Are they connected by good roads, services and telecommunications? Are they involved in the mainstream of social and political life? How important is agriculture in rural life? These are the questions which this eighth Human Development
Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina sets out to answer.