In its third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that bias motivation be made an aggravating circumstance at the state and entity levels where this is not yet the case. ECRI also recommended that the authorities expand training on hate crimes that would include violence against returnees, religious communities and LGBT people; and that the police duly investigate homophobic and transphobic incidents, while taking motivations into account.
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Report Data - Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2016
In its "Concluding observations on the combined twelfth and thirteenth periodic reports of Bosnia and Herzegovina," the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that the local authorities ensure the appropriate implementation of existing hate crime provisions.
ODIHR observes that Bosnia and Herzegovina has not reported hate crime data disaggregated by bias motivation to ODIHR.