The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, Prosecutors' Offices, Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Judges’ and Prosecutors’ Training Centres of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republica Srpska, Judicial Commission of Brčko District, Bar associations and individual lawyers, law faculties.

The main objective is to foster harmonisation of judicial practice and co-operation between courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and strengthen the effective application of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level.

The following results are expected:

  • a permanent forum/working group of representatives of the judiciary of the State and Entities is set up and facilitated by the Council of Europe to discuss the opportunities of dealing with the execution of judgments and harmonisation of case-law;
  • the ECHR and case law are better applied in national judicial proceedings and the overall quality of national judgments starts improving; the Council of Europe’s European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) tools and training methodology are widely used by the beneficiaries,
  • “horizontal” co-operation and information exchange between judges from the two Entities is enhanced,
  • an informal coordinated network of free legal aid lawyers is created and co-operation among them is strengthened.,
  • a network for co-operation between legal professionals and human rights departments at law faculties is established
  • distance-learning training on human rights are introduced for judges and prosecutors of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Summer School on the European Convention on Human Rights in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

10-14 July 2017 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Within the project ‘’Reinforcing the capacity of the judiciary to apply European human rights standards at the national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina’’, the Council of Europe organised a Summer school on the European Convention on Human Rights from 10 to 14 July 2017 in Trebinje. The School...

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Launching of the HELP course on Property Rights for judges from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro

07 March 2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A kick off meeting was organised in Sarajevo to launch the distance learning course on property rights for judges of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. This activity is part of the project "Reinforcing the capacity of the judiciary to apply European human rights standards at the...

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Reinforcing the capacity of the judiciary to apply European human rights standards at the national level

06 March 2017 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 5th Steering Committee meeting of the project "Reinforcing the capacity of the judiciary to apply European human rights standards at the national level in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, supported by the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, was held on 6 March 2017 in Sarajevo. The project staff...

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