Bosnia and Herzegovina - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Ratification October 24, 2008
OPCAT Ratification comment

Bosnia and Herzegovina made a declaration under Article 24 (OPCAT) postponing the designation of the National Preventive Mechanism for 3 years

UNCAT Ratification September 1, 1993
NPM Designated

Under Consideration

Bosnia and Herzegovina has ratified the OPCAT in October 2008. They made a declaration under Article 24 of the OPCAT in April 2011, postponing the designation of their National Preventive Mechanism for three years.

Consultations on the structure of the NPM have been ongoing since 2009.

The SPT member Zdenka Perovic is the SPT Focal Point for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Information

    Population 4 552 198
    Area (sq km) 51 129
    Number of prisons 8
    Prison population 1750
    Federal Structure 2 first-order administrative divisions and 1 internationally supervised district