CENTRAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS OVERVIEW RELATED TO (FORCED) MIGRATION


Selected United Nations Conventions ratified by Bosnia-Herzegovina

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1992

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993 

Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1993

Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (1990)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 1996

Selected Council of Europe Conventions ratified by Bosnia-Herzegovina

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (1995)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 2000

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)
Ratification Date of Bosnia-Herzegovina: 2008

Selected European Union Instruments

Charter of Fundamental Rights (2000)
The charter brings together in a single document rights previously found in a variety of legislative instruments, such as in national and EU laws, as well as in international conventions from the Council of Europe, the United Nations (UN) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Compiled by Anne von Oswald, Network Migration in Europe, 2010

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