Jasminka Džumhur is the Human Rights Ombudsperson of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She holds a PhD degree in law and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of judiciary, human rights and international relations. Since January 1, 2016 she has been a member of the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, and since March she holds the post of a Vice-chairperson of this Committee. During 2010 to 2015 she carried out the duties of a member of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances as the first woman ever to assume this duty in this body established in 1980. In the period 2014 to 2015 she was the Vice-Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. In the course of her mandate she participated in the missions to East Timor, Chile, Spain and Balkans countries. In order to ensure practical implementation of the UN Declaration on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances she took part in preparation of the General Comment on women affected by enforced disappearances.
(updated in June 2019)