Project “Women Human Rights Defenders improving human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina”
Protection from discrimination is one of the key principles of the laws of BIH and is part of many pieces of legislation which guarantee that certain rights also include the general prohibition of discrimination. Equality law in BIH today includes a number of laws which define aspects of equal opportunities and equal treatment as defined by European equality law. The Law Prohibiting Discrimination and the Law on Gender Equality are the two main pillars of equality law today. Both prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sex and gender and define different forms of discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, sexual harassment and gender based harassment. And both define what are the main protection mechanisms against discriminant with standards which are modelled against best human rights law.