Ongoing Violence against Women in Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Notes from the Field

Demir E.

International Journal of Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights, no.11, pp.109-128, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-128


Bosnia and Herzegovina seems to have lost the international community's attention and not much attention has been recently paid to the ongoing justice and peacebuilding processes. Except for a few scholars, the current transitional justice process and its impacts on Bosnian women are neglected. There has been little analysis with relation to what happens in the long-term in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to the survivors of wartime violence. Focusing only on rape and other forms of wartime sexual violence has resulted in impunity for many other forms of international human rights violations occurring during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Economic and social rights violations, for instance, remain unaddressed. These neglected women's human rights violations continue in different and/or aggravated forms. This study aims to illustrate the ongoing violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and recommends solutions by engaging with the interviews conducted in the country in 2017.