Placements with the European Court of Human Rights

One month placement with the European Court of Human Rights was organised from November to December 2021 for a judge of the Supreme Court of Federation of BiH and the registrar of Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The placements aimed to help the judiciary representatives to further develop their...

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Council of Europe supports the initial training of judges in Bosnia and Herzegovina

7-8 DECEMBER 2021 SARAJEVO

Two trainings on legal reasoning and legal drafting of court decisions were organised in December within the initial training of judges and prosecutors. The workshop for criminal cases was organised on 7 - 8 December 2021 in Čardaci and for civil cases on 20-21 in Banjaluka for 17 newly...

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Council of Europe together with the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina helps improve legal certainty and equality of citizens before the law

06 DECEMBER 2021 SARAJEVO

Council of Europe organised a roundtable discussion on the harmonisation of case law and judicial practice for senior judges in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), on 6 December 2021 in Sarajevo. The event was aimed at improving legal certainty and equality of citizens before the law. It was organized...

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Council of Europe supports human rights education for law students in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

03-05 DECEMBER 2021 STRASBOURG

From 03.-05.12.2021 a moot court before the European Court of Human Rights was organised for students from the Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo and the Faculty of Law in Niš. The hypothetical case concerned the protection of the human rights of women primarily in the case of victims of...

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High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and representatives of the highest courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a visit to the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe

23-25 NOVEMBER 2021 STRASBOURG

Establishment of an effective and operational permanent mechanism for harmonisation of judicial practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is at the core of the Council of Europe’s interventions in BiH and therefore a three-day study visit was organised for new members of the presidency of the High...

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New Curriculum on Judicial Education on Human Rights applied in the training of future trainers

24 NOVEMBER 2021 SARAJEVO

The first three-day training session for future trainers on implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights was finalised on 24 November 2021. The training was organized based on a newly developed Human rights training curriculum for initial and continuous training of judges and...

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Strengthening the legal advisors of courts' case law departments in BiH

28-29 OCTOBER 2021 SARAJEVO

One of main priorities of the Council of Europe is to strengthen case law departments within the highest instance courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to achieve greater consistency of judicial practice in the country. From 28-29 October 2021, seven legal advisors of the case law departments...

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1st HELP course on the MEDICRIME Convention launched in the Western Balkans region – in Bosnia and Herzegovina

18 OCTOBER 2021 SARAJEVO

The falsification of medical products and other similar crimes effectively deny patients the necessary medical treatment and are harmful to the health of individuals, sometimes leading to death. In response to this global threat, the Council of Europe has drawn up the first international treaty...

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HELP course on “The Environment and Human Rights” was launched online on 11 October 2021 for law students.

11 October 2021 SARAJEVO

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on “The Environment and Human Rights” was launched online on 11 October 2021 for law students. The online event brought together 23 students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Northern Macedonia with...

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Steering Committee meeting of the judiciary project

05 OCTOBER 2021 SARAJEVO

The second Steering Committee meeting of the project: "Initiative for Legal Certainty and Efficient Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Phase II” was held in online format on 5 October 2021. The meeting was attended by representatives of all partner institutions as well as representatives of...

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The Council of Europe continues to develop methodology and protocols for the exchange of courts case law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 SEPTEMBER 2021 SARAJEVO

The second-round table on methodology and protocols for the exchange of the courts case law was organised on 17 September 2021 in Sarajevo. A Council of Europe expert for constitutional case-law, as well as representatives of the Council of Europe, the Standing Committee for Education and...

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Well-reasoned judgments as a measure of judicial authority

09 -10 SEPTEMBER 2021 SARAJEVO

The 3rd two-day online training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in civil cases with the consideration of the European Human Rights Court’s case law and decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organised on 9 and 10 September 2021. The training was attended by 37...

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Empowering law students in the region to reunite in protecting the environment

05 JULY 2021 TREBINJE

Regional school on Environment and Human Rights started on 5 July 2021 in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event which brings together 37 students from law faculties of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, was opened by the key note address on Human rights as a...

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Establishing a protocol for the exchange of case-law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

30 JUNE 2021 TREBINJE

A round table on the methodology and protocols for the exchange of case-law was organised on 30 June 2021 in Trebinje, with the support of the "Initiative for Legal Certainty and Efficient Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Phase II", implemented by the Council of Europe and funded by the...

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Round table for judges and courts' presidents on remedying the excessive length of judicial proceedings

7-8 June 2021 Sarajevo

The round table, organised on 7 and 8 June in Mostar, gathered 15 judges and presidents of courts to discuss how the shortcomings of the legal framework governing the protection of the right to a trial within a reasonable time could be overcome in practice. Particular attention was given to the...

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Presentation of the Study on human Rights education at public faculties of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 June 2021 Sarajevo

On 2 June 2021, an online presentation of the Study on human rights education at the law faculties in Bosnia and Herzegovina took place. The event brought together representatives of law faculties, ministries of education, Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina and...

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Better reasoning of civil judgments assured through a tailored training for judges and judicial assistants

27-28 May 2021 Sarajevo

The second two-day online training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in civil cases with the consideration of the case-law of European Court of Human Rights and decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organised on 27 and 28 May 2021. The webinar was attended by 25...

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Training for judges and legal advisors from Bosnia and Herzegovina on Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights

26-27 April 2021 Sarajevo

The fourth two-day online training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in criminal cases with the consideration of the European Human Rights Court’s case law and decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina is organised on 26 and 27 April 2021. The training is attended by 35...

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Assessed new remedies introduced and envisaged in Bosnia and Herzegovina to address the excessive length of proceedings

15 April 2021 Sarajevo

On 15 April, the Council of Europe presented the Analysis of the legal framework governing the protection of the right to a trial within a reasonable time to the highest courts and the legislators and other relevant national and international organisations who welcomed and supported its...

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Continuous training of the Council of Europe to develop competences of judges on Convention standards

13-14 April 2021 Sarajevo

The third two-day online training on legal reasoning and legal drafting in criminal cases with the consideration of the European Human Rights Court’s case law and decisions of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina is organised on 13 and 14 April 2021. The webinar has been designed to...

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