Wednesday, October 3, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 3,2007) – The Bosnian Ministry of Justice, Entity and Cantonal Ministries Of Justice and the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC) have prepared the Draft Strategy for the Reform of the Justice Sector in Bosnia, which includes a detailed plan for improving the overall Bosnian judicial system.

This is the first comprehensive action plan of reforms which foresees more than 60 concrete measures and activities on the development of a better, more responsible and efficient judicial sector in Bosnia.

The Plan was developed based on the analysis of the existing situation in the judicial sector, i.e. areas that will be given priority in the reform process in the next five years, including the judiciary, implementation of criminal sanctions, access to justice, support for economic development, establishment of efficient organisational structures and harmonisation of legislation with the EU.

Representatives of professional associations of judges and prosecutors, bar associations, associations of mediators and other non-governmental organisations also took part in the development of the Draft Strategy.

The British Department for International Development (DFID) provided technical support for the project.

The Draft Strategy will be made public and available on the Bosnian Ministry of Justice website ( until October 21.

All Bosnian citizens and legal entities are invited to present their suggestions, comments and proposals, to take part in the process of public consultations and the development of the Bosnian judicial system, the Bosnian Ministry of Justice announced.

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