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).Show full details
New sanctions were imposed in March 2011 by Council Decision 2011/173/CFSP, in support of the 1995 Dayton/Paris peace agreement, which was designed to end the war in Bosnia and preserve the country as a two-region state. These sanctions impose an asset freeze and travel ban on people and entities that undermine the sovereignty of Bosnia, threaten its security situation, or undermine the Dayton/Paris peace agreement.
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities whose activities:
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”.
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 […]
On 19 March 2018, the EU adopted, firstly, Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/421, which added 4 people to its Syria sanctions list (previous blog), and, secondly, Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/459, which extended for 1 year its Bosnia and Herzegovina sanctions (previous blog). In relation to the Syria Decision, the EU has announced that Macedonia, Montenegro, […]
The EU Council has extended its sanctions on Bosnia & Herzegovina for 1 year, until 31 March 2018. The sanctions impose an asset freeze and travel ban on people and entities, and those associated with them, deemed to be undermining the sovereignty or territorial integrity of Bosnia, seriously threatening its security situation, or undermining the […]
OFAC has designated President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik, one of the two entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina, under US sanctions targeting people who obstruct the Dayton Accords. In the US Treasury’s press release, Dodik is said to have violated the rule of law by defying the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]