Nedima Filipovića 27, 71000 Sarajevo

Work Hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 -  17:00


Our mission is to ensure that the human rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens are protected, respected and improved. We encourage social change based on democratic principles, as well as the principles of essential equality, tolerance, respect and appreciation of diversity.
We accomplish our mission through:

  • getting to know, being aware of and responsibly advocating for the realization of human rights,
  • promoting respect for human rights,
  • informing/educating citizens and the public about human rights
  • building trust and tolerance in the community
  • strengthening the role of youth, women, minorities, persons with disabilities and the LGBT population in society,
  • strengthening the capacity of civil society and individuals.
    Through our work, the Center for Human Rights ImpAct encourages citizens to take active and responsible participation in the local community and beyond. We believe that all humans must be equal in the eyes of the law, that democracy implies the active participation of citizens and that the current human rights situation is not final and permanent.


With our joint powers, constant effort and work, we will achieve great things! We believe that we will become a recognizable, important and respected organization in the field of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also in the region!


Our work is based on 16 values:

  1. Empathy – We sympathize with all the problems of individuals whose human rights are threatened.
  2. Perseverance and consistency – Continuous commitment to achieving goals and vision.
  3. Activism – Willingness to organize and act at any time to overcome various forms of human rights violations.
  4. Commitment – We value and emphasize the opinion of each individual regarding the area of our activities and implement it in our work.
  5. Universality of human rights – We respect all human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in all countries of the world.
  6. Focus and efficiency – All our activities and things that we support must have a purpose and lead to a stronger impact. We review all activities and assess the tactics and mechanisms we use to gain influence.
  7. Professionalism, credibility and reliability – We perform our work as a team, professionally and responsibly. Our goal is to be a valuable partner and a reliable source of expertise.
  8. Transparency and accountability – We are committed to transparency and openness to our goals, structure and activities.
  9. Cooperation and solidarity – Cooperation is key to our existence and work. We support each other and work together with partner organizations, institutions, individuals and individuals. United we are stronger!
  10. Inclusiveness – Creating a welcoming environment not only for different people but also for ideas.
  11. Respect – for our team, as well as for external associates.
  12. Fairness – treating each person and event with an appropriate and proportionate response.
  13. Diversity – not only in our team, but also respecting the diversity of people we work with, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental health problems, and/or problems with drug abuse.
  14. Creativity – recognizing existing problems, developing and proposing solutions.
  15. Responsibility – accepting positive or negative consequences not only for personal thoughts, words, actions, but also for the whole team.
  16. Courage – the strength to support all these values, even in situations when the Association is facing some difficulties.


We achieve our mission and vision through our goals and actions.
In order to make the mission and vision come true, we try to acquaint citizens, institutions and organizations with the rights, obligations and duties that arise from:

-Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms with all accompanying protocols
-Universal Declarations of Human Rights,
-International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
-International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,
-Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
-The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which aims to abolish the death penalty,
-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,
-Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,
-Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,
-Conventions against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
-Convention on the Rights of the Child,
-Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,
-Declarations on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and social bodies to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms,
-Code of Conduct for Persons Responsible for the Application of the Law,
-Basic principles of judicial independence,
-A set of minimum rules on the treatment of prisoners,
-Principles of medical ethics relating to the role of medical staff, and in particular doctors, in the protection of prisoners and detainees from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,
-Declarations on Basic Principles of Justice in Relation to Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power,
-European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment,
-Framework Conventions for the Protection of National Minorities,
-European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages,
-European Social Charters,
-European Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights,
-Hague Recommendations on the Right of National Minorities to Education,
-Lund Recommendation on the effective participation of national minorities in public life,
-Oslo Recommendation on the right of national minorities to use their own language and all other international and domestic documents that provide citizens with rights and / or the possibility of protection in the event of violations of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Director Bojana Naimarević


Bojana Naimarević is a lawyer with many years of experience in the non-governmental sector. She started as an activist, then worked in the positions of project assistant and project manager, and today, thanks to her knowledge and experience, she performs the function of director of our association.
Through 15+ years of operation, she has worked on numerous projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region.
Among others, she worked on topics such as activism, reconciliation, dealing with the past, rule of law, women’s rights, workers’ rights, communication skills to topics of narrower legal orientation such as the constitutional order of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s path to European Union, treatment of human rights through the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, harmonization of regulations and harmonization of judicial practice in the field of criminal law…
Certified educator on the topics of gender, prejudice, stereotypes and women’s rights as well as on the topic of non-violent communication.
She is the winner of numerous recognitions and awards, among which she is most proud of the “Volunteer of the Year” award given by the City of Zenica in 2013 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the local community.