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Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina for Preventing and Combating Terrorism


This drafting proposal is the outcome of a workshop supported by the Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), focusing on developing a new counter terrorism strategy for the period 2015 to 2020.


The Strategy is an expression of continuity and readiness of Bosnia and Herzegovina to further strengthen national capacities in the areas of prevention and counter-terrorism, but also to combat all other terrorism-related phenomena. This document is a clear demonstration of the preparedness of Bosnia and Herzegovina to continue the activities started back in 2001, when BiH became a member of the Anti-terrorist Coalition.

In this context, the Counter-Terrorism Strategy follows and promotes the principles set in the 2006 BiH Security Policy and two previous strategies adopted in 2006 and 2010 respectively. The Strategy also takes into account the recommendations of the Report of the Supervisory Body on the Implementation of the Previous Strategic Document, the findings under the Situation Assessment prepared by the Intelligence and Security Agency of BiH, as well as the findings of the academia in the context of new terrorist challenges in particular foreign terrorist fighters.