"The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina should lay the foundations for a more cohesive society by tackling the disruptive legacy of the war. It is particularly crucial to step up the prosecution of wartime crimes and uphold the human rights of all civilian war victims, especially internally displaced people and the families of missing persons", said today Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, while releasing a report based on his visit to the country last June.
Underscoring that justice is a prerequisite to foster
In addition, the Commissioner recommends further improving the protection of witnesses and stepping up assistance to some 50 000 internally displaced persons who need sustained attention and assistance. "The authorities should facilitate safe and sustainable return of IDPs who wish to do so and ensure access to social and economic rights".
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