BiH Human Rights Commission adopts “Denis Mrnjavac” award for tolerance

NEWS 23.02.2021 14:02

Bosnia's Joint Commission for Human Rights adopted on Tuesday the initiative by MP Damir Arnaut to launch a "Denis Mrnjavac" award for the promotion of tolerance among school children.

Six commission members voted in favour of the proposal, while two members abstained.

Dusanka Majkic was the only member who voted against the proposal.

The award for one primary and one secondary school student from BiH would be awarded to students promoting tolerance and non-violent behaviour,” Arnaut explained, among other things.

Arnaut also presented some guidelines in terms of what the award should look like, but it is up to the Council of Ministers (as the BiH parliament is officially called) to discuss them.

Denis Mrnjavac was killed in 2008 while travelling back from school in a tram by his peers Nermin Sikiric, Ademir Lelovic and Berin Talic. Nermin Sikiric was sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder, while Ademir Lelovic and Berin Talic were sentenced to 15 and 10 years in prison, respectively, for aiding and abetting.


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