Initiative for Legal Certainty and Efficient Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Justice Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry if Justice of Republika Srpska, Judicial Commission of Brcko District, Constitutional Court of Bosnian and Herzegovina; High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Supreme Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Supreme Court of Republika Srpska, Appellate Court of Brcko District; Judges’ and Prosecutors’ Training Centres of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and of Republika Srpska; Government Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, Law faculties of universities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The main objective is to support a more coherent application of case law in Bosnia Herzegovina, essential to ensure legal certainty for the people and contributing to a better functioning of, and more trust in the judiciary.
The following results are expected:
- Strengthen the case law departments within the highest judicial instances;
- Establish a permanent case law harmonisation tool at a national level;
- Building the capacity of judges and judicial assistants to adjudicate with the consideration of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
- Incorporation of the Council of Europe’s European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) methodology for human rights training into the extracurricular activities of law students
The first session of Training of Trainers on human rights for 23 teaching staff of the law faculties of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organised on 21 - 23 May 2019 in Neum. The aim of the training was to introduce new interactive human rights teaching methodologies and to give the participants an...
Twenty eight law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia took part in the Human Rights Summer School “Human Rights in a Digital Era” organised by the Council of Europe on 24-28 June 2019 in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The School’s aim was to address the challenges to human rights...
The Human Rights Legal Clinic in Mostar was finalised on 12 June 2019 with a moot court competition. The Clinic was attended by students from both Law Faculties in Mostar - the Mostar University and the University Džemal Bijedić. It was run in both Universities in turns during the summer semester...