By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Bosnia & Herzegovina

At a glance

EU sanctions on Bosnia were first imposed in 1997, by Common Position 97/193/CFSP, and consisted of a travel ban on three people said to have been involved in violent incidents that occurred in Mostar municipality on 10 February 1997. The three people are no longer subject to sanctions (measures were lifted on 20 March 2018 under Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/458).

The UK adopted The Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 in 1 January 2021.

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OFAC adds 3 to Western Balkans sanctions list

On Monday (3 September 2022), OFAC designated Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fadil Novalic for undermining democratic processes / institutions in the Western Balkans by unlawfully misusing pensioner data for the benefit of his own political party. Slobodan Stankovic, said to be one of the wealthiest people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was also designated alongside his …

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OFAC designates Bosnia and Herzegovina state prosecutor

On Monday (26 September 2022), OFAC designated Diana Kajmakovic, an allegedly corrupt state prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14033. Ms Kajmakovic is said to have links to criminal organisations and to have abused her position to assist accused persons avoid justice. OFAC Press Release & Notice, State Department Press Release.

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OFAC Balkans’ related designations

Today, OFAC updated its Balkans-related Designations. It added 7 individuals and one entity to OFAC’s SDN List as well as made several deletions. (Notice & Press release) The following individuals have been added: GRUEVSKI, Nikola; MAROVIC, Svetozar; MIJALKOV, Sasho; NDROQI, Ylli Bahri; RAKIPI, Aqif; SARAJLIC, Asim, TADIC, Gordana, The following entity has been added: I.C.I.C. KFT. (a.k.a. I.C.I.C. LTD.), Bocskai utca 9, …

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UK amended 3 entries on Russia sanctions list & added new entries to Bosnia and Herzegovina sanctions list

On 11 April 2022 the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the UK Sanctions List on GOV.UK Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 entries have been added to the Bosnia and Herzegovina financial sanctions regime and are now subject to an asset freeze: (Notice) Zeljka CVIJANOVIC (Group ID: 15081) Milorad DODIK (Group ID: 15082) Russia The UK has also amended the entries for 3 …

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US designates Bosnia and Herzegovina officials over corruption

On 5 January 2022, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Milorad Dodik, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and a media outlet under his control, Alternativna Televizija d.o.o. Banja Luka (ATV), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 14033. Mr Dodik is said to have engaged in corruption and activities that threaten the stability and …

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Current Sanctions



Council Decision 2011/173/CFSP

Parent Decision

Council Decision 2011/173/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Decision 2012/158/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/134/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/157/CFSP

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/487

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/477

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/607

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/459

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/467

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/435

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/543

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/450

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