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Joint Statement on the Occasion of IDAHOT: Human Rights are Universal and Apply Equally to All People

Today on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), we, the undersigned, express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Every citizen of BiH – regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics – is ...
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Joint Statement by Embassies of the U.S., Germany, the UK and the OHR on Draft Legislation in the Republika Srpska

Political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina need to implement reforms that move BiH toward European standards and democratic norms.  Instead, the Embassies of the United States, Germany, the UK, and the Office of the High Representative see recent rhetoric and initiatives in the Republika Srpska (RS) as moving away from these standards, despite the government’s ...
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#LetsTalkAboutAir: DCM Germain Hosts Discussion on Air Quality and Solutions for Sarajevo

As part of U.S. Embassy Sarajevo’s efforts to raise public awareness about the problem of air pollution and air quality in BiH, Deputy Chief of Mission Ellen Germain hosted a lunch with Sarajevo Canton Prime Minister Edin Forto and visiting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientist Dr. Gayle Hagler. Dr. Hagler presented a summary of ...
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Ambassador Nelson’s Address on the Importance of Technology at the Neum NetWork 9 Conference

Good evening.  I’m glad to have the chance to address you all at the Neum NetWork 9 Conference.  I regret my travel schedule prevents me from being there in person. The IT sector is a fundamental part of the strength and success of the United States’ economy.  It is a bright spot here in Bosnia ...
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U.S. Embassy BiH Statement on Final Verdict in Radovan Karadzic Case

The U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes today’s verdict by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) in the case of Radovan Karadžić.  The ruling represents an important step toward holding to account those individuals responsible for the tremendous suffering of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, while providing ...
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