Representative of the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI) Sarajevo attended the XIV Conference of Presidents of Courts and Chief Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conference was held on 15 – 16th May, 2018 in Grand hotel Neum in Neum. The conference was organized by the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC).
On the first day of the conference, a joint conference of presidents of courts and chief prosecutors was held, at which the HJPC Annual Report for 2017, the Annual Report of the Office of the Disciplinary Prosecutor of the HJPC for 2017 were presented. Additionally, recommendations of expert missions of the European Commission – Peer Review recommendations were presented. In addition, the same day the Center for Judicial Education of the HJPC presented its ten-year work, as well as the analysis of the needs for additional education of the holders of judicial functions.
On the second day of the conference, a panel of presidents of courts and a panel of chief prosecutors were held simultaneously. Topics of the panel of court presidents were: analysis of the efficiency and quality of work of the courts, resolution of cases within a reasonable time, as well as other topics proposed by presidents of courts. The panel of chief prosecutors focused on discussion of Peer Review recommendations related to the evaluation and appointment of prosecutors, processing of war crimes cases at BiH prosecutors’ offices, and processing of organized crime, corruption and terrorism cases. After the panel, a plenary session of presidents of courts and main prosecutors was held.
Agenda can be downloaded here: Dnevni red_XIV Konferencija PS i GT_finalni