Bosnia and Herzegovina: Follow-up to BOS37680.E of 10 August 2001 on penalties related to military service
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||18 September 2001|
|Citation / Document Symbol||BOS37856.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Follow-up to BOS37680.E of 10 August 2001 on penalties related to military service, 18 September 2001, BOS37856.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be152c.html [accessed 11 December 2013]|
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Regarding whether a male citizen of Bosnia, born in 1977, who left the country in 1991 and never returned, faces penalties or other problems upon his return for not having performed military service, the Acting Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo of the Vienna-based International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) stated in 23 August 2001 correspondence that there were "no such legal regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina." The Acting Representative also stated that there is an amnesty law in Bosnia and Herzegovina for former soldiers who have deserted the Bosnian army.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Sarajevo. 23 August 2001. Correspondence with Acting Representative.