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Bosnia and Herzegovina – draft law on the ombudsman

10/09/2015 - 11/09/2015

Sarajevo - A delegation of the Venice Commission visits Bosnia and Herzegovina to hold discussions on the draft law on the ombudsman for human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This visit is taking place in the framework of the preparation of an opinion upon a request submitted by the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees.
The delegation will hold meetings with representatives of the authorities as well as of the Ombudsman Institution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the civil society and international organisations present in the country.

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