Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Bosnia & Herzegovina Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

FLD - Fondacija Lokalne Demokratije (Foundation of Local Democracy)

Radićeva, 11, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina 
Tel/Fax: +387 33 66 84 59
Contact person: Lejla Sinančević
Email: azil1atfld [dot] ba

The Foundation of Local Democracy is a local non-governmental organization. The primary focus of our work is the advancement of human rights, especially rights of victims of violence.

Since 2010, FLD, with the support of UNHCR, has been providing free legal aid to persons seeking international protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through the provision of free legal aid, FLD is helping to improve the asylum procedure in BiH. 

Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH HCHR)

Dolina 1, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel/Fax: +387 33 200 051/ 200 116
Fax: +387 33 200 096

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded on 11 February, 1995. It is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization. Since 1999 it has covered the entire territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. BiH provides free legal aid to refugees, mostly in the form of recommendations, councelling, and performing before the courts and administration. They also (in some cases) represent clients in the court.

Vaša Prava

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Dolina 9, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: +387 33 260 360 or 370
Fax: +387 33 260 371
Email: emirpatvasaprava [dot] org

Vaša Prava is a UNHCR partner which has been operating since 1996 as a free legal aid service provider for refugees. It is currently the largest legal aid provider in Bosnia and Herzegovina and over the years it has assisted 400,000 refugees and asylum-seekers. Vaša Prava has a team of 5 staff in 15 different offices across the country, and provides counselling and public outreach programmes as well as legal aid. Each office covers a different area of the country (see details in brackets).

Sarajevo (Covers: Lukavica, Hrasnica centar, Ilijaš, Kiseljak, Olovo, Sokolac, Pale, Pale/Praca, Rakovica centar, Hadžici, Tarcin/Pazaric)

sarajevoatvasaprava [dot] org
Ramiza Salcina 45, 71 000 Sarajevo
Tel: (033) 789 105
Contact person: Nedim Kulenovic, Lawyer

Banja Luka (Gradiška, Prnjavor, Mrkonjic Grad/Jezero, Srbac, Laktaši, Celinac, Kotor Varoš, Kneževo)

banjalukaatvasaprava [dot] org
Meše Selimovica 17, 78000 Banja Luka
Tel: (051)  232 920 / (051) 232 921

Bosanski Petrovac (Kupres, Istocni Kupres, Kljuc, Drvar, Bosansko Grahovo, Glamoc, B. Krupa)

bpetrovacatvasaprava [dot] org
Bosanska 110, 77 250 B.Petrovac
Tel: (037) 881 248

Prijedor (Kozarska Dubica, Sanski Most, Novi Grad, Sanski Most)

prijedoratvasaprava [dot] org
Save Kovacevica 12, 79 000 Prijedor
Tel: (052) 241 290

Srebrenica (Bratunac, Kasaba, Skelani, Vlasenica)

srebrenicaatvasaprava [dot] org
Titova bb, 75 430 Srebrenica
Tel: (056) 440 998

Tuzla (Brcko Distrikt, Lukavac, Gradacac, Živinice, Banovici, Srebrenik, Kladanj, Doboj Istok, Petrovo)

tuzlaatvasaprava [dot] org
Rudarska 63, 75 000 Tuzla
Tel: (035) 286 484

Mostar (Prozor/Rama, Konjic, Jablanica, Grude/Dubrava Centar, Capljina, Ljubuški, Nevesinje, Salakovac centar, Stolac)

mostaratvasaprava [dot] org
Hasana Zahirovica Lace  bb, 88 104 Mostar
Tel: (036) 558 580 / 558 581

Trebinje (Gacko, Berkovici, Ljubinje, Bileca, Ravno)

trebinjeatvasaprava [dot] org
Carine 3, 88 375 Trebinje
Tel: (059) 240 680

Goražde (Višegrad, Rogatica, Cajnice, Foca/ Ustikolina, Rudo, Foca/ Srbinje, Kalinovik, Žepa)

gorazdeatvasaprava [dot] org
Seada Sofovica Sofe 10, 73 000 Gorazde
Tel: (038) 220 544