Back 2 - Next 

The United Nations police mission in Bosnia

IPTF shall at all times act in accordance with internationally recognized standards and with respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms, and shall respect, consistent with the IPTF's responsibilities, the laws and customs of the host country. - Dayton Peace Agreement, 1995

"IPTF shall at all times act in accordance with internationally recognized standards and with respect for internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms, and shall respect, consistent with the IPTF's responsibilities, the laws and customs of the host country."

Dayton Peace Agreement, 1995

 

Between 1996 and 2002, the United Nations Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) ran a large police mission in Bosnia, the International Police Task Force (IPTF) with more than 2,000 officers from around 40 countries. One of UNMIBH's goals was to rid Bosnian police forces of inappropriate personnel through an exhaustive vetting procedure. These individuals were banned from service as police for life. The reasons ranged from allegations of participation in war crimes, through concerns about fraudulent high-school certificates, to failure to attend UN human rights training. Altogether, the UN screened some 18,000 Bosnian officers, and denied "final certification" to 793 individuals.

 Back 2 - Next