Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is heavily affected by anti-personnel mines and also has a problem with cluster munition remnants

Cluster Munition Remnants

Anti-Personnel Mines
  • Article 4 deadline

    1 September 2023

  • Performance


Performance Criterion Score
Understanding of contamination (20% of overall score) 7
National ownership and programme management (10% of overall score) 5
Gender (10% of overall score) 4
Information management and reporting (10% of overall score) 5
Planning and tasking (10% of overall score) 5
Land release system (20% of overall score) 6
Land release outputs and Article 4 compliance (20% of overall score) 4
Performance score 5.3

Key Developments

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was not able to complete clearance of cluster munition remnants (CMR) by 1 September 2022, due to the discovery of five previously unknown cluster munition-contaminated areas during 2022. BiH was granted a second, hopefully final, one-year extension to its deadline and at the time of writing was on track to complete clearance in time.

Recommendations for Action

  • The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) should ensure it completes clearance of the remaining CMR-contaminated area without delay and well in advance of BiH’s requested extended clearance deadline of 1 September 2023. 
  • BHMAC should provide details of its plans for addressing the discovery of any previously unknown CMR following completion.

Download the full 2023 report for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Click here to download the "Clearing Cluster Munition Remnants 2023" report for Bosnia and Herzegovina.