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Country Profiles

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Sarajlić, Eldar

Published: June 2010 - Latest Update: January 2013

Country expert(s)

Sarajlić, Eldar

Current citizenship law

Law of 27 July 1999 on Citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina (consolidated version 2003) LANGUAGE: uk


Zakon o državljanstvu Bosne i Hercegovine (consolidated version 2003) LANGUAGE: Bosnia and Herzegovina


Please note: the consolidated versions listed above do not include amendments enacted in 2009. For further details please consult the Chronology of Legislation.


Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Bosnia and Herzegovina domestic case law
International and European case law Bosnia and Herzegovina International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

Citizenship of newborn babies brings political failures to prominence in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Ratifies Agreement on Dual Citizenship with Croatia

Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina sign agreement to prevent abuse of dual citizenship

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship