Bosnia and Herzegovina

Region
Eastern Europe
Regional Court
European Court of Human Rights
Regional Organisations
European Court of Human Rights
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Council of Europe
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
01 September 1993
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
01 September 1993
1966 ICCPR
01 September 1993
1930 Forced Labour Convention
02 June 1993
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
09 August 2018
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
15 November 2000
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
05 October 2001
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
24 April 2002
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
11 April 2002

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the Constitution at article 2(3)(c) which provides the right not to be held in slavery, and the Criminal Code at article 185, which criminalises placing or keeping a person in slavery, buying, selling, handing to another person or inducing someone else to sell their freedom or the freedom of a person they provide for or take care of. Transporting a person held in slavery is also prohibited under article 185(3).
Provisions related to institutions and practices similar to slavery are found in the Criminal Code at article 185, which criminalises placing or keeping a person in a status similar to slavery and transporting a person held in a status similar to slavery is also prohibited under article 185(3).
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution at article 2(3)(c) which provides the right to be free from servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution which provides the right to be free from forced or compulsory labour at article 2(3)(c).
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Criminal Code which criminalises trafficking at article 186.

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 1995 (REV. 2009)

CRIMINAL CODE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

THE LABOUR LAW 1999

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