Bosnian Serbs Oppose New Torture Victims Law

12/10/2017

Bosnian Serb politicians and war victims’ groups are opposing new state-level law on wartime victims of torture, arguing that war crimes cannot be properly addressed on the state level because they allege that the state judiciary discriminates against Serbs.

“Bosnian Serb victims aren’t treated equally, we can see that based on the work of the prosecutor’s office of BiH [Bosnia and Herzegovina] and we don’t want the same situation to repeat itself with this law. This should be regulated on the Republika Srpska level instead,” Bozica Zivkovic Rajilic, the president of the Association of Women Victims of the War of Republika Srpska, told BIRN.

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