Azra Zornić is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). She is a retired professor of sociology. From 2004 to 2017, she worked in the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She previously worked at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1999 to 2004, and prior to that in the U.N. Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR’s) Office of the Special Envoy for the former Yugoslavia from 1994 to 1999.
In December 2005, she submitted her appeal against Bosnia and Herzegovina to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Her claim was that the Constitution discriminated against the equal rights of citizens who do not want to affiliate or identify with any ethnonationalist group (Bosniak, Serb or Croat) but rather prefer to identify only as Bosnians, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On July 15, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in her favor.