UN rights expert calls for greater integration of Bosnia and Herzgovina minorities Matthew Pomy at 9:34 AM ET
[JURIST] Independent UN human rights Rita Izsak called [press release] Wednesday for Bosnia and Herzgovina (BIH) [UN backgrounder] to do more to promote minority rights and unity. Izsak emphasized the need to encourage integration among the minority groups at all levels of society, specifically when dealing with education. She discussed the potential linguistic restraints in educating the groups together, but urged the government to find some way to bring the young members of these groups together in the classroom. During her nine-day visit to the region, she visited several returnee communities and expressed concern over their sustainability and the ethnic relations within the communities. A full report of the findings and recommendations is forthcoming.
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