Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported hate crime data to ODIHR. The three criminal codes applicable in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska and the Brčko District contain identical or very similar hate crime provisions. These provisions include a definition of hate crime, penalty enhancements for specific offences and a mandatory general penalty enhancement for offences committed out of hatred. Hate crime data are provided by the Ministry of Interior but an institutional system for recording and collecting data has not been established. Victimization surveys have not been conducted.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2018||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||19||Not available||Not available|
|2009||15||Not available||Not available|
About 2010 Data
Figures include crimes of incitement to hatred.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) encouraged endeavours to combat ethnic prejudice, and the application of criminal provisions to hate crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Bosnia and Herzegovina to apply criminal provisions on hate crimes.
Racist and xenophobic hate crime, Anti-Semitic hate crime, Anti-Muslim hate crime, Hate crime against Christians and members of other religions
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) noted that attackers continued to damage religious sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also recommended that all “incidents of alleged racist violence be thoroughly and promptly investigated” and that the authorities “introduce systematic and comprehensive monitoring of all incidents which may constitute racist violence.”