Bosnia and Herzegovina

Political deadlock in Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to hamper much-needed reforms. Widespread protests in 2014 signaled broad dissatisfaction with economic and political conditions in the country. Journalists are exposed to intimidation and threats from political authorities. A fresh ruling from the European Court of Human Rights underscored the government’s ongoing failure to end restrictions on Jews, Roma, and other minorities running for political office. Roma remain the most vulnerable group, subject to widespread discrimination in employment, education, and political representation. Progress in bringing to justice those responsible for war crimes remains slow. Violence and discrimination against vulnerable minorities, including LGBT people, continue.