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The Resource Second class citizens : discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Human Rights Watch

Second class citizens : discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Human Rights Watch

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Second class citizens : discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Second class citizens
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discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Human Rights Watch
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Discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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eng
Summary
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Roma, Jews and other national minorities are prohibited from participating in the highest levels of national government, and in local government and public institutions that provide important basic services. Much of this discrimination stems from Bosnia's Constitution. Written in 1995 as part of an agreement to end wars in the region, it has created a system of government based on ethnicity that excludes national minorities by granting only people from Bosnia's three main ethnic groups--Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs--the chance to serve in senior national political offices and to veto legislation that contravenes their interests. In December 2009, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Bosnia's Constitution discriminated against Roma and Jews in violation of human rights law. But more than two years after the court's decision, Bosnia has yet to reform the constitution or end discrimination in the political system. The direct discrimination that minorities experience in Bosnia's political structure reinforces the indirect discrimination that Roma in particular often face accessing services like housing, health care, and education. Very few Roma work in local government agencies that provide these services, and repeated commitments by Bosnian authorities to improve the lives of Roma have proved largely empty. Second Class Citizens highlights persistent ethnic discrimination against Roma, Jews and other national minorities in politics and its impact on the daily lives of Roma in particular. It calls on Bosnia to immediately amend its constitution to remove ethnic discrimination in politics and take positive steps to end all discrimination against national minorities
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  • Discrimination
  • Minorities
  • Minorities
  • Romanies
  • Romanies
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Human rights
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Second class citizens : discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Human Rights Watch
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"This report was researched and written by Amanda McRae, consultant with Human Rights Watch"--P. 62
Contents
National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina --Constitutional Discrimination against National Minorities in Political Life -- Lack of Access to Basic Services for Roma -- Full Recommendations
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27 cm.
Extent
62 p.
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9781564328786
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  • ocn786034638
  • (OCoLC)786034638
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Second class citizens : discrimination against Roma, Jews, and other national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Human Rights Watch
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Publication
Note
"This report was researched and written by Amanda McRae, consultant with Human Rights Watch"--P. 62
Contents
National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina --Constitutional Discrimination against National Minorities in Political Life -- Lack of Access to Basic Services for Roma -- Full Recommendations
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
62 p.
Isbn
9781564328786
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col map
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  • ocn786034638
  • (OCoLC)786034638

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