2019-2020 Alternative Report on the Application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the European Union Membership: Political Criteria is the result of the work of the members of the Initiative. The report refers to the political criteria for EU membership and also contains Special Reports on the local elections in Mostar held in 2020 and the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the protection and respect of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Like the rest of the world, BiH will remember 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic pointed to existing shortcomings related to the functioning of public procurement in BiH. During the pandemic in BiH, there was an increase in domestic violence and a decrease in the number of services available to victims of violence. In August, an alternative second BiH Pride March was organized in Sarajevo, and an increasing number of threats were made to women activists. The CoM BiH adopted the long-delayed Revised National War Crimes Processing Strategy, which has been in the process of adoption since May 2018. The negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have affected the increased number of hate crimes and disproportionately affected marginalized groups in BiH.
Publication in the English language is available here.