Bosnia and Herzegovina Web Links

Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English that provide substantive content on the peacemaking efforts outlined in the Dayton Peace Agreement and the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. For additional information on the region, please see related links at Regional Resources: Europe. For more USIP resources see Bosnia-Herzegovina.

These links support five USIP Special Reports:

  1. Bosnia Report Card: Pass, Fail or Incomplete?
  2. Bosnia's Next Five Years; Dayton and Beyond
  3. Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Intervention in the Balkans and Beyond
  4. Lawless Rule Versus Rule of Law in the Balkans.
  5. Can Faith-Based NGOs Advance Interfaith Reconciliation? The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

These web links also support the activities of the USIP's Balkans Initiative.

General Resources

The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current events in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Government Agencies and International Organizations


Council of Europe

  • Council of Europe
    Web site features statements on Bosnia and Herzegovina's inclusion into the Council of Europe, a search engine, a section for press information and documentary research.

International Crisis Group (ICG)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

  • SFOR Informer Online
    SFOR is the NATO-led stabilization force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The web site includes a history of SFOR, participating nations, basic texts, transcripts, fact sheets, humanitarian aid projects, exercises and training, contact information and links to related web sites. Includes a link to an archive of all documents relating to the NATO-led implementation task force, Operation Joint Endeavour (IFOR), Dec. 20, 1995-Dec. 20, 1996.

Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

United Nations

United States

Human Rights

Maps and Guides

Media and News Sources

Peace Agreements and Selected Documents

  • Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Annex 4 to the Dayton Peace Agreement, part of the U. S. Institute of Peace Library's Peace Agreements Digital Collection
  • Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
    Text of the European Convention (ETS No. 5), opened for signature by the members of the Council of Europe, in Rome, on November 4, 1950 available from the Council of Europe's web site. Also includes a chart of signatures and ratifications, list of declarations, a summary and explanatory report.
  • General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Full text of the Dayton Peace Agreement, ending hostilities, calling for a just and durable peace, and promoting reconstruction and reconciliation. Part of the U. S. Institute of Peace Library's Peace Agreements Digital Collection. Annex 11 of the General Framework Agreement details the establishment of the International Police Task Force (IPTF).
  • Washington Agreement
    Full text of the Confederation Agreement between the Bosnian government and Bosnian Croats signed in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1994. Part of the U. S. Institute of Peace Library's Peace Agreements Digital Collection.

Updated: March 21 2003

March 21, 2009