Violence Within State Borders: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Since spring 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has become one of the most important cross-roads along the Balkan route. The build up of people-on-the-move in the country in Sarajevo, Tuzla, and especially in the Una-Sana Canton at the Croatian border, has been marked by myriad forms of violence used against this population by national police. Added to this is the situation in the EU-funded and IOM-run camps, whose conditions can be described as a form of violence and are undoubtedly inhumane. 
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Balkan Regional Report – November 2021

Summary and analysis of pushbacks and internal violence documented by BVMN during the month of October.

In November the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) shared 34 testimonies of pushbacks impacting 1,289 people-on-the-move across the Balkans. This report brings together first-hand accounts from a range of countries in the region to look at the way European Union states and other actors are affecting systemic violence towards people crossing borders.

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