A Neglected Right

Prospects for the Protection of the Right to be Elected in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Neglected Right
Prospects for the Protection of the Right to be Elected in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The right to be elected, although an important political right guaranteed in human rights documents on international and regional levels, is still an under-researched and undertheorized concept with many synonyms in use. While the right to vote is often correlated with democracy, the closely related right to be elected is often neglected, and the constitutions of most countries are silent about it. The 2009 European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decision in the case of Sejdić and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina started the discussions concerning the discrimination in enjoyment of the right to be elected in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although the right to be elected is not explicitly guaranteed in the Dayton Constitution but only in the Law on Election, the ECHR considered equal enjoyment of this right by everyone in Bosnia and Herzegovina of high importance and declared the relevant Dayton Constitution’s provisions discriminatory. The book explains the conceptual relevance of the right to be elected, its interrelatedness with the right to vote and both these rights’ significance for democratic systems. Through analyzing and explaining the regional human rights tribunal’s decisions concerning the right to be elected, the importance of this political right is elucidated.

About the author

Dr. Senada Zatagić graduated from Law Faculty in Sarajevo, where she also attained her master’s degree. She holds a PhD in international relations and is a researcher and lecturer focused on international law, human rights, and migrations.
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"Clearly written, well-structured and with brilliantly defended arguments."— Şaban Halis Çalış, PhD, Professor of International Relations, Selçuk University


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Senada Zatagić
Herausgeber/-in Soeren Keil, Jelena Dzankic
Anzahl der Seiten 178
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 05.05.2022
Gewicht (kg) 0.2340
ISBN-13 9783838215211