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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
LAW ON BIH ASSOCIATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS
(Official Gazette of BiH, No. 32 of December 28, 2001)
PART I: ASSOCIATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS
I.1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
This Law shall regulate the founding, registration, internal governance and dissolution of
associations and foundations which elect to regi ster or are required to register pursuant to
1. An association is created by a common agreement in which a group of three or more
physical or legal persons, in any combination, voluntarily associates to further a
common interest or public interest, and who do not intend to gain profit. An
association becomes a legal person when it is registered as provided in this Law.
2. A foundation is a legal person without its ow n members, intended to manage specific
property for the public benefit, or for charitable purposes. A foundati
on becomes a
legal person of Bosnia and Herzegovina when it is registered as provided
in this Law.
1. Physical and legal persons who are either citizens or residents of Bosni
Herzegovina, or who are registered therein, shall be free to voluntarily associate into
associations or foundations for any purpose in compliance with the Constitution and
the laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2. Associations and foundations shall be free to carry out their activities
in the entire
territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina regardless of where they have been r
3. The goals and activities of a registered a ssociation or foundation shall not include
electioneering, fundraising for candidates, or financing of candidates or political