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.
- General Resources
- Government Agencies and International Organizations
- Human Rights
- Maps and Guides
- Media and News Sources
- Peace Agreements and Selected Documents
These links support five USIP Special Reports:
- Bosnia Report Card: Pass, Fail or Incomplete?
- Bosnia's Next Five Years; Dayton and Beyond
- Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Intervention in the Balkans and Beyond
- Lawless Rule Versus Rule of Law in the Balkans.
- 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.
The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current events in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina, REENIC Local Navigator
The University of Texas at Austin Russian and East European Information Center (REENIC) contains extensive links to data on the former Yugoslavia.
- Bosnia Homepage
Caltech's links to Bosnia-related information on the Internet.
- INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Bosnia-Herzegovina
An extensive collection of annotated links to selected sources, email lists and newsgroups, news sources, articles and documents, NGOs, maps, etc. from the Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity.
- REESWeb: The WWW Virtual Library, Russian and East European Studies Internet Resources
The REESWeb is sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, with links to national homepages for Bosnia, Croatia and other Eastern European states.
- Slavophilia: Slavic and East European Resources
Web site contains an extensive collection of links, many of them annotated, accessed through a subject index, country index and search engine. Bosnia and Herzegovina links are organized by subject category, with the language of each external web site (Bosnian, English, etc.) identified.
- Sources on the Balkan Peninsula: Bosnia
Collection of links compiled by the Hellenic Resources Institute and posted on their network, covering news sources, agencies, organizations, and lists of links from commercial search engines such as Yahoo! and Alta Vista.
Government Agencies and International Organizations
- Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington, D.C.
The embassy web site includes documents in PDF files (requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view), some statistical information and maintains links to various organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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)
- CrisisWeb: the International Crisis Group on-line system
The ICG web site provides an overview of its Bosnia Project, with a list of the latest reports, which are available as PDF files (A PDF file requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view). Also includes a comprehensive index of all Bosnia reports in descending chronological order and a selection of breaking news on Bosnia.
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
- Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Web site of the office charged with implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement includes reports, speeches, statements, articles, interviews and other documents.
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
- OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Site of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe containing maps, elections results, documents, press releases and additional information, with links to other relevant sites.
- International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
The UN's web site containing basic legal documents, press statements, reports, indictments and decisions.
- ReliefWeb: Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Latest
ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has the latest news and "humanitarian response information on current emergencies and countries of concern" in its section on complex emergencies. Also includes documents and related links organized by by country, a map center, and site map and search capability. Within country listing, related links include background information and topics such as refugees and IDPs with a link to IDPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Global IDP Project on internally displaced persons.
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Web site of the UNHCR Office of the Chief of Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina includes documents and statistics on displaced persons, repatriation, property laws, demining, and related links.
- UNHCR: Country of Origin and Legal Information
The web site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has databases for country of origin and legal information documents and reports. Pull-down menus allow selection by country and/or subject and a specific search engine feature is also provided. Each country compilation includes links to country reports, legal documents, news and maps.
The United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina site lists statistics, profiles and reports, background and maps on peacekeeping operations.
The official U.S. Department of Defense site for U.S. military activities in Operation Joint Forge, NATO's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.
- CEEBICNet: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center (CEEBIC) is the U.S. Department of Commerce's centralized source of business information on the region. This web site includes links to general information, contacts, market research, conferences and events, and an ERBD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Investment Profile for 2001 in PDF. (PDF files require Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view).
- Task Force Eagle
A unit of the U.S. Army, Task Force Eagle-Multinational Division-North is part of the NATO SFOR VIII Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Its web site has extensive information on SFOR VIII, Eagle Base, Department of Defense (DOD) links, an an online magazine and translations of local Balkan news sources in the Tuzla Night Owl.
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID): Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country information on Bosnia and Herzegovina with congressional presentations on USAID activities and links to related web sites.
- U.S. European Command: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The United States European Command web site links to country map, documents and news releases, military operations, and related sites.
- U.S. State Department: Office of the Special Representative of the President and the Secretary of State for Kosovo and Dayton Implementation
Arhived web site of the U.S. Department of State to official statements, press briefings, maps and fact sheets, with a link to the State Department's Bosnia and Herzegovina page and links to other Internet sites. Includes documents related to implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords, a chronology of the Balkan conflict, a fact sheet on the Dayton peace process and a summary of the Dayton Peace Agreement.
- U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
Contains current advisories arranged by country name and links of interest to visitors. A warning on travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina was issued July 30, 1999 following the end of the NATO bombing campaign. Also available is the more detailed Consular Information Sheet for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Amnesty International: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Amnesty International's news releases and reports on human rights practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to present. An archive of reports and news releases covering all areas of the world is searchable by keyword, regions, sub-regions, country, or topic.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: 2001
The U.S. State Department's extensive report on human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 4, 2002. Reports for 2000 and previous years 1993-1999 are available online.
- Coalition for International Justice (CIJ)
The web site contains news, information on the international war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, links to other organizations and provides information on indicted war criminals through its War Criminal Watch.
- Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: Bosnia and Hercegovina
Report on the web site of Human Rights Watch addresses human rights developments, defending human rights and the role of the international community.
- University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Links to human rights instruments and international organizations, including documents and sites relevant to Bosnia.
Maps and Guides
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: CIA World Factbook
Basic facts on Bosnia prepared by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
- Bosnia Maps
Maps from the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. Includes country and west Balkans maps.
- Map of Bosnia
Detailed map of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the InfoManage International Conflict Resolution web site.
- ReliefWeb Map Centre: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maps from ReliefWeb of Bosnia and Herzegovina feature the Dayton partition and Dayton agreement lines.
- SarayNet: Sarajevo Postwar Guide
An Internet service provider directly from Sarajevo with pages on tourist information, services, etc. (in Bosnian) and a Survival Map in English describing the fate of various institutions and buildings in Sarajevo during the siege.
Media and News Sources
- AIM: Alternative Information Network in former Yugoslavia
AIM (Alternativna informativna mreza) is "a project of independent journalists from former Yugoslavia and the European Civic Forum." Its Bosnia Daily News has selected reports in English. Subscription by e-mail is also available.
- Media Online: Southeast European Media Journal
Internet journal provides information and news on Southeast Europe as well as analysis of media. Issues include book reviews, special reports, and articles covering topics such as media & elections, media & politics and contempporary journalism.
- On the Record
This newsletter, available by free e-mail subscription and on the web site of the Advocacy Project contains several series on Bosnian refugees including Bosnia Diary: Returning Home with the Refugees which contains several written reports from the field on refugees returning to Bosnia in 1999; Goradze Tent Encampment from June 2000; Srebrenica: Five Years Later from July 2000. The web site also provides links to and brief descriptions of resources for Bosnia, including a database, policy intitiatives, and related web sites.
- Open Broadcast Network
In English and Bosnian, the web site of the "only cross-entity independent television station in Bosnia & Herzegovina." Includes a mission statement, programming information, a company report, links, contact information and search capability.
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Bosnia coverage includes news transcripts and live RealAudio broadcasts daily as part of the South Slavic Service. The RFE/RL Newsline for Southeastern Europe, a daily report of developments in the region, contains news from Bosnia, as does the weekly REF/RL Balkan Report. The Crime and Corrruption Watch covers organized crime and terrorism in the former USSR, East Europe and the Middle East. Archives of past issues and subscription by e-mail are also available. Also has a list of links to related web sites on Bosnia.
Based in Sarajevo, SaFax is the Sarajevo Fax News Agency, providing news on current events in Bosnia and Herzegovina, human rights issues and the media. SaFax offers a media reports archive and lists projects and activities, including a news service for minority rights and inter-ethnic relations.
- This Week in Bosnia-Hercegovina
News summaries from the Bosnia Action Coalition, now issued monthly. An e-mail subscription to the summaries is also available.
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