Today’s OSCE Report: Enjoying Freedom of Peaceful Assembly in Bosnia and Herzegovina The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina will present a report on public gatherings in the period 2017-2020 to the public today. The report, for the most part, deals with the gatherings of the informal group Justice for David in Banja Luka, whose activists Sofija Grmusa and Merlina Ivic will attend this presentation today.
Based on the monitoring of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina during the period from 2017 to 2020, this report explores the limitations faced by groups and individual citizens regarding the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly through the prism of relevant international human rights agreements. The report states that all problems identified in various laws and practices should be addressed through a careful review of the legislative framework and, where necessary, alignment with international human rights standards, including those relating to the enjoyment of freedom of peaceful assembly. The report offers concrete recommendations to the competent authorities in BiH and potential organizers and participants of public gatherings in order to solve the identified problems.