The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


File : Impact of the publication of the 2012 edition of the CEPEJ evaluation report of European judicial systems

Bosnia and Herzegovina

20th CEPEJ plenary meeting, 6 and 7 December 2012 in Strasbourg

    Tour de table: how has the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems –2012 edition” been received and used in the member States?

Several daily newspapers have reported on the findings of 2012 CEPEJ report regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina. As for the previous evaluation cycle, the overview of the CEPEJ report will be translated and disseminated to the courts, prosecutors offices and other relevant institutions. It will also made available to the public in general. Some information from the CEPEJ report has been cited in expert meetings and conferences.

Following the publication of the 2010 CEPEJ report, the High Judicial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina has asked a group of experts to draft a regulation on optimum and foreseeable timeframes of judicial proceedings based on the CEPEJ documents. Based on their proposal the High Judicial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina recently adopted the regulation which is to be tested in several judicial institutions in early 2013. Its implementation in all courts and prosecutors offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina will begin later in 2013. It is expected that similar initiatives will follow the publication of the 2012 CEPEJ report.