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Protection of human rights through harmonization of case law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo 17 December 2020
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© Council of Europe

The Council of Europe continues to strengthen the case law departments within highest courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a means to achieve a greater consistency of judicial practice in the country, which does not have a State-level superior judicial authority.

Starting on 17 December 2020, lawyers of case law departments of Supreme Courts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, Appellate Court of Brcko District, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and staff members of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council are being trained through a two-day webinar on the right to a trial within a reasonable time and hate speech.

The topics are elaborated and presented by the head of case-law department and the senior legal advisor of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The training contributes to bringing coherence in the judicial practice at national level and in line with the Strasbourg case law, since a disharmonised judicial practice affects greatly the legal certainty of the citizens and may result in an increase of complaints before the national cours and the European Court of Human Rights.

The training is organised under the project: “Initiative for Legal Certainty and Efficient Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Phase II” funded by the Kingdom of Norway.