In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a continuous building of memorials dedicated to victims of war from 1991 – 1995 and often these monuments do not contribute to the process of reconciliation and healthy dealing with the past.
Central Register of Monuments (CES) is the only record of memorials in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which were built in the post-conflict period in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996 – 2016) as a consequence of the armed conflicts between the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBIH), the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS), the Croatian Defense Council (HVO) and National Defense of Western Bosnia (NOZB).
Researchers and historians who built the Central Register of Monuments (CES) were collecting factual information from various sources, which records can be viewed via the map of Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the first time in the history of the former Yugoslavia, they made register of memorials that does not give opportunity for manipulation, minimization or exaggeration of all the monuments that were built in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This is not a final and complete list of monuments that were built in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but largely provides a clear view of the problem of building memorials in our community. Also, every citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina who has any information regarding monuments can send it to the professional team of UDIK who will check that through an appropriate verification process and if the team finds the information as a correct, the information will be entered into the Central Register of Monuments (CES).