Nations in Transit 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transitional or Hybrid Regime
DEMOCRACY-PERCENTAGE Democracy Percentage 38.69 100
DEMOCRACY-SCORE Democracy Score 3.32 7
Last Year's Democracy Percentage & Status
39 100 Transitional or Hybrid Regime
The ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 1 the lowest. The Democracy Score is an average of ratings for the categories tracked in a given year. The Democracy Percentage, introduced in 2020, is a translation of the Democracy Score to the 0-100 scale, where 0 equals least democratic and 100 equals most democratic. See the methodology.

header1 Score changes in 2019

  • Judicial Framework and Independence score declined from 3.25 to 3.00. The country’s judicial and law enforcement institutions struggled with escalating inefficiency and political pressure. In Republika Srpska, officials failed to investigate the March 2018 murder of David Dragičević and protect his family from reprisals by police believed to be responsible for his death. Meanwhile, authorities at all levels mishandled an influx of migrants, denying them access to shelter, legal aid, and other necessities.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    52 100 partly free