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Bosnia and Herzegovina

According to data obtained from the Prosecutor’s Offices, law enforcement services, Social Work Centres, and non-governmental organisations, required for the annual Situation reporton trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was concluded that a total of 35 potential victims of trafficking in human beings/incitement to prostitution and/orsexual exploitation/human trafficking for the purpose of begging/”sale for entering into forced marriage”/common law marriage with a minor, were identified/assisted in the periodfrom January – December 2015.

Of the total number of potential/identified victims of trafficking in human beings (THB victims) in 2015:

  • 18 were adults,
  • 17 were minors.

Of the 35 potential/identified THB victims

  • 27 were female (14 minors and 13 adults),
  • 8 were males (3 minors and 5 adults).

Of the recorded 27 potential/identified THB victims- females,

  • 13 were adults of which 6 refer to sexual exploitation (CC RS Article 198a), 6 to begging and 1 to incitement to prostitution (CC FBiH Article 198a)
  • 14 were minors of which 10 refer to begging, 4 to sale for entering into forced marriage/common law marriage with a minor.

Of the recorded 8 potential/identified THB victims – male

  • 5 were adult victims of begging,
  • 3 were minor victims of begging.

Of the total of 35 potential/identified THB victims, 6 refer to sexual exploitation (CC RS Article 198a), 1 incitement to prostitution (CC FBiH Article 198a), 24 to begging and 4 to sale for entering into forced marriage/ common law marriage with a minor.

While collecting data from the competent institutions for 2015, we were informed that there were no alien victims of trafficking in human beings.
All collected and analysed data refer to citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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