The Representative of the Irish Chair-in-Office of the Organisation for Security in Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton, has urged Bosnia to end practices of discrimination against its Roma and Jewish minorities, whose members cannot run for high elected office, AFP reported.Which the Bosnians started, not the Serbs.
"There is no excuse to discriminate against anyone, especially minorities," Creighton said in a statement.
"This is especially important in a post-conflict society," she said in a reference to Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.
Bosnia's constitution makes a clear distinction between "constituent peoples," namely Bosniaks (Muslims), Croats and Serbs and "others," categorized as Jews, Roma and other minorities. [...]What do they expect though from a society that collaborated with the nazis during WW2?
In 2009, the European Court of Human Rights condemned Bosnia for barring Jews and Romas from running for high elected office. The Strasbourg-based tribunal ruled that the Balkan country was violating provisions of the convention prohibiting discrimination and upheld the right to free elections, AFP reported.