Country
Year 1999
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 54(3) of the Law on Social Protection, Protection of Civilian Victims of War and Protection of Families with Children (Official Gazette of the Federation of BiH, 36/99, 54/04, 39/06 and 14/09) provides for a special group of civilian victims of war: victims of sexual abuse and rape.

What is characteristic for this group of persons is the fact that it is sufficient that the competent authority finds that these persons are victims of war, which entitles them to a monthly payment of BAM 563.00.  If, in addition to sexual abuse and rape, the person suffered injuries or other bodily impairment, he/she may be entitled to psychological assistance and legal aid, to housing priority, and to an orthopaedic allowance.

Full Text

Law on Social Protection, Protection of Civilian Victims of War and Protection of Families with Children

Source of Information

Second Periodic Report of BiH on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (June 2010), p. 17