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).

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Third countries align with EU Bosnia & Herzegovina and Egypt sanctions

On 23 March 2020, the EU Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/435, which renewed its sanctions regime on Bosnia & Herzegovina for 1 year (see post). North Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Georgia have aligned themselves with this decision. The countries listed above, as well as Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Norway, Ukraine and Moldova have also aligned themselves with the …

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EU renews Bosnia & Herzegovina sanctions

The EU has renewed its Bosnia and Herzegovina sanctions for 1 year until 31 March 2021 in Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/435. These permit the EU to impose targeted measures on those determined to be undermining the sovereignty in Bosnia and Herzegovina, seriously threatening the security situation there, or undermining the Dayton/Paris General Framework Agreement for Peace, but no one is …

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EU extends sanctions on Egypt and Bosnia and Herzegovina for 1 year

The EU has extended sanctions on Egypt for 1 year until 22 March 2020. These measures continue to impose asset freezes and travel bans on individuals including the former President of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak, his family and other officials. Interestingly, the Council included in the Regulation how the rights of defence and the right to effective judicial protection...

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EU lifts travel bans imposed over Mostar attack (10 Feb. 1997)

The EU has adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/458, which repeals Common Position 97/193/CFSP. That Common Position imposed EU-wide travel bans on 3 individuals – Ivan Hrkac, Zeljko Planinic, and Bozo Peric – who were identified as “persons having perpetrated violent acts during the incidents in Mostar on 10 February 1997”....

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EU renews Bosnia & Herzegovina sanctions

The EU has renewed its Bosnia and Herzegovina sanctions until 31 March 2019, which imposes asset freezes and travel bans on those deemed to be undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, seriously threatening its security situation, or undermining the Dayton/Paris peace agreement (the EU has yet to sanction any individuals/entities under this regime). See Council Decision (CFSP)...

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Current Sanctions

EU

Consolidated

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