Learn More About Bosnia

January 9, 2010


CIA World Factbook: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Details on population, economic indicators, trade, and crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BBC News Country Profile: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information about Bosnia and Herzegovina’s politics and history, with links to the BBC’s archive of stories on the country.

The New York Times Articles on Bosnia and Herzegovina
Information about Bosnia and Herzegovina’s history, with links to The New York Times stories about the country.


The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Voices of the Victims
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s. This page features the stories of many victims who testified before the Tribunal about how they were either beaten, tortured, raped, sexually assaulted, forced from their homes, watched how their family members were murdered, or how they saw others fall victim to these terrible crimes.

Bosnian Serbs Convicted of Rape
A 2001 BBC article about the ICTY’s first conviction in Europe for wartime sexual violence as a crime against humanity. Three Bosnian Serbs were convicted of rape, torture and enslavement.

Mothers of Srebrenica still fighting impunity 15 years after massacre
A 2010 Times Online article on unanswered questions that remain for the “mothers of Srebrenica,” by Janine di Giovanni, a European reporter who covered the Bosnian conflict with a special emphasis on human rights abuses.


BOSFAM was founded in 1994 during the Bosnian war as a refuge for refugee women regardless of their age, religion, ethnic background, or education. Its mission is to help Bosnian women and their families gain economic stability as they struggle against poverty, misery, and suffering.

“Whose Justice?’ The Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina Are Still Waiting”
An Amnesty International report on how authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have consistently failed to provide adequate access to justice and reparations for survivors of the widespread rape and other forms of sexual violence perpetrated against women during the Bosnian conflict.

Human Rights Watch 2010 Report on Bosnia Herzegovina
This report details how an escalating political crisis about Bosnia’s constitution and the status of its Serb entity Republika Srpska has polarized the country along ethnic lines, leaving human rights overshadowed.


  1. James J. Braddock says:


    Did Angelina Jolie use (steal) this book (The Soul Shattering in English) written by the Bosnian-Croatian author James J. Braddock a.k.a Josip J. Knežević, as the story platform for her movie In The Land of Blood and Honey?

    Did she totally miss the truth and core of that genocidal war against Bosnia and her people?

    Why was she banned from filming in Bosnia by the most influental organization of women – victims of the war?

    Did she rewrite history and offended thousands of women and other innocent victims of the Serbian aggression on Bosnia & Herzegovina?

    Should American women and human rights organizations get involved?

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