Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest statesmen and fighters for human rights, racial equality, democracy and freedom died on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. On behalf of the Congress of North American Bosniaks and the Institute for Research of Genocide in Canada, we express our deepest sorrow and condolences to the family, relatives, and Madiba’s South African nation for whom he fully dedicated his life, sacrificed his freedom and livelihood, and made us understand the true meaning of reconciliation. Read the story »
Knowing the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a signatory of the Convention for the Rights of the Child, which was adopted on November, 20th 1989 at the UN General Assembly which guarantees the right to free education, free practice of religion and the study of their own culture and traditions, the Institute for Research of Genocide in Canada and the Congress of North American Bosniaks strongly condemn the behavior of the political establishment in the RS entity which prevents the Bosniak children from getting an education on Bosnian language and preventing their rights to study Bosniak national and cultural identity. Read the story »
It is the beginning of September and the start of a new academic year in schools throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the entity of Republika Srpska (RS), one of two administrative units set out by the Dayton Peace Agreement, the summer break might last a bit longer for children who belong to minority returnee communities. Read the story »
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