Focusing on the capacity-building of prison and law-enforcement officers, as well as forensic medical staff, the Action will further promote human rights approach to the management of persons deprived of liberty. This has also been the overall goal the Council of Europe Office in BiH. Furthermore, it will aim to ensure comprehensive treatment of persons deprived of liberty in the criminal justice system, regardless of the nature or length of their detention.

The EU/CoE Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II and the Action launched in July 2019 will continue the positive direction of further aligning the prison and police practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina with European standards and the best practices.

The Action aims at addressing recommendations of the European Committee for the prevention of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment of punishment. Furthermore, it will provide support to the BiH authorities in introducing system of electronic exchange of prison-related data.

The Action will deal with these specific issues as envisaged in the four components:

Component I: improving human rights compliance of law enforcement agencies;

Component II: enhancing treatment of prisoners through the application of case management system;

Component III: strengthening treatment of forensic patients through application of specialised treatment programmes; and

Component IV: agreeing protocols for exchanging prisoner data in electronic form.

This webpage has been produced using funds of a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

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