TV debate : All together under one roof on TV1

(Bosanski) TV1 - Svi zajedno pod jednim krovom od 9.11.2017.  o problemima dvije škole pod jednim krovom, strateškom parnčenju u ovom i drugim slučajevima diskriminacije u BiH. Više »

First Identity cards for naturalised refugees in BiH

First ID cards were issued for the naturalized Roma refugees fro Prijedor area. Acquiring BiH citizenship will enable these people to apply for social housing assistance as they currently live in uninhabited Više »

Rule of Law and Access to Justice in BiH-Conference Summary

On 6 June, 2016, Vaša Prava BiH (VPBiH) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to BiH hosted a forum on Rule of Law and Access to Justice in Bosnia Više »

International Romani Day-April 8th

International Romani Day is celebrated in honor of the first World Congress of Roma, held in April 1971 in London. The Congress adopted the decision on the Roma flag and official anthem. Više »

Presentation of BiH labor legislation analyses

Final workshop and presentation of BIH labour Legislation Analyses-February, 26 2016, Hotel Hollywood, Sarajevo, from 10 AM Više »

 
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Committed to make human rights effective -World Refugee Day 2013

Acting as UNHCRs Implementing partner for over a decade, Association „Vasa prava BiH“ with UNHCRs continuing support has played a key role in making asylum seekers and refugees, as well as other vulnerable people rights become effective.

The importance of NGOs’ role in protecting refugees was recognized by the UN General Assembly when, in adopting UNHCR’s Statute, it called on the High Commissioner to establish contact with “private organizations” (now known as NGOs) dealing with refugees issues and to help coordinate the efforts of those organizations.

The international community struggles with the challenge of repairing the harms that haunt post-conflict societies, including restoring the homes, property and other kinds of well-being of traumatized populations.  The work of Vasa prava BiH that has helped heal such wounds in Bosnia-Herzegovina by providing legal services to the vulnerable and disadvantaged constitutes case lessons of success in a difficult context. Yet, so much need to be done.

Given the enduring legacy of the war and the multitude of economic, social and political challenges ahead, what difference can a relatively small legal aid NGO make?  This article argues that Vasa prava BiH is a vital, and perhaps necessary, part of the solution to the country’s problems. Particularly considering the failure of political leadership, creating a culture of rights in which all citizens are treated equally by a responsive government can only come about through active involvement by citizens themselves. For poor and marginalized people, which in BiH includes a substantial portion of the population, active involvement is hard to achieve without assistance. Vasa prava BiH provides that assistance.