Human rights judges have urged the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to establish a non-discriminatory political system.
In today’s chamber judgment in the case of Zornić v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (application no. 3681/06), which is not final, the European Court of Human Rights held:
by six votes to one, that there had been a violation of Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections) to the European Convention on Human Rights as regards Ms Zornić’s ineligibility to stand for election to the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina ; and,
unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 12 (general prohibition of discrimination) to the European Convention as regards Zornić’s ineligibility to stand for election both to the House of Peoples as well as to the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.