Bosnia-Herzegovina case study

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Abstract

During the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992-1995, issues of inclusion and protection of ethno-national groups were key sticking points throughout the peace process. Over twenty years since the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed in 1995, questions of equality and stability continue to challenge attempts to reform Bosnia-Herzegovina’s institutional configuration. This case study traces how ethno-national group inclusion was negotiated both during and after the peace process, and how the complex power-sharing system agreed on in 1995 continues to pose a barrier to wider participation of non-aligned or local minorities. It concludes that the fundamental contradiction between constitutional provisions for institutional discrimination based on proscribed ethno-national identities, and human rights guarantees of equality leaves potential reforms for wider social inclusion at an impasse.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPolitical Settlements Research Programme
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Publication series

NamePolitical Settlements Research Programme Briefing papers
PublisherPolitical Settlements Research Programme
No.17

Keywords

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Inclusion
  • peace processes
  • power-sharing

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