Lawmaking is easy but regulating and implementing it in practicality is the real challenge. When authorities neglect legal regulations of basic human rights, things are bound to start going south. This is the story of many countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, a place that has been ravaged first by war and then by the corrupted legal structure and poor economy. However, legal consultant and human rights activist Naida Mehanović is pulling out all the stops for smooth and honest legal regulations in B&H.
A lawyer by profession, Naida Mehanović is a strong advocate for the smooth regulation of human rights, with most of her work dedicated to women, students, and young individuals. In the underprivileged society of her homeland, women are neglected a lot which is why Naida is making supreme efforts to help young and ambitious women succeed in the industry.
“The legal regulation is extremely scarce, and the existing one in practice seems not to be visible,” Naida shared her concerns on the legal situation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also emphasizes the importance of cybercriminal laws and how the neglect has resulted in an increasing trend of hate speech on several portals on the internet.
According to the lawyer, a large number of people intentionally or accidentally use freedom of speech as a mechanism or excuse for hate speech. Legal regulation, when it comes to hate speech, is still undefined and the laws already present are not put into practice. Naida insists that looking up to international standards in legal regulations can largely help upgrade the legal structure of the country.
Being the President of the Youth Council of Sarajevo Canton, Naida actively attends to the legal problems faced by students and the overall youth of her homeland. Along with a team of ambitious individuals, she is leaving no stone unturned for the implementation of the Law on Higher Education regarding young people with developmental disabilities.
In an attempt to make things right for her country and fellow citizens, Naida stresses that international standard legal regulations in Bosnia and Herzegovina can improve the structure of the country, be it through educational or economic reforms. She is available on LinkedIn for any consultation regarding legal matters and regulatory exercises.