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Bosnia and Herzegovina - OPCAT Situation

Updated 19.07.2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina has ratified the OPCAT in October 2008. They made a declaration under Article 24 of the OPCAT in April 2011, postponing the designation of their National Preventive Mechanism for three years.

Consultations on the structure of the NPM have been ongoing since 2009.

The SPT member Zdenka Perovic is the SPT Focal Point for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Opcat status
OPCAT Ratification October 24, 2008
OPCAT Ratification comment

Bosnia and Herzegovina made a declaration under Article 24 (OPCAT) postponing the designation of the National Preventive Mechanism for 3 years

UNCAT Ratification September 1, 1993
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Population 4 552 198
Area (sq km) 51 129
Number of prisons 8
Prison population 1750
Federal Structure 2 first-order administrative divisions and 1 internationally supervised district
Quick links

CAT: Concluding Observations (November 2010)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (February 2010)

CPT: Report (December 2012) and Government Response. Latest visit in September-October 2015 (News Flash)

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2011)