Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR)
Source description last updated: 14 April 2014
In brief: The Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR) is an international institution monitoring the political and human rights situation, as well as the situation of civilians and the peace-building process in Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BiH). The High Representative cooperates with local and international institutions to ensure peace in BiH. OHR publishes reports on the human rights situation, elections, rule of law, ICTY issues and social issues in BiH.
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Human rights reports on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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“Office of the High Representative (OHR) is an ad hoc international institution responsible for overseeing implementation of civilian aspects of the accord ending the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The position of High Representative was created under the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, usually referred to as the Dayton Peace Agreement that was negotiated in Dayton, Ohio, and signed in Paris on 14 December 1995. The High Representative, who is also EU Special Representative (EUSR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is working with the people and institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the international community to ensure that Bosnia and Herzegovina evolves into a peaceful and viable democracy on course for integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.” (OHR: Info; OHR Introduction, undated)
„The OHR is funded by the PIC. Its budget in 2013/2014 is 7,070 million Euros. Contributions to the OHR budget break down as follows: EU 53 %, USA 22%, Japan 10%, Russia 4%, Canada 3.03 %, OIC 2.5%, others: 5.47%.“ (OHR: Info; Status, Staff and Funding of the OHR, undated)
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Thematic focus: Political situation, elections, constitutional reform, European partnership, rule of law, cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY), economy, public administration, refugees and displaced-person return, media.
Monitoring of the political and economic situation in BiH. The OHR also reports on its own activities. Publication of press releases, speeches, articles, reports.
Language(s) of publications:
English, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Further reading / links:
UN Security Council: On implementation of the Peace Agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Resolution 1031 (1995) Adopted by the Security Council at its 3607th meeting, 15 December 1995
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