Strengthening prosecutorial capacities in BiH

An adequate budget as a precondition for efficient processing of corruption and economic crime cases

Published on: November 22, 2017

Without an adequate budget, it is not possible to effectively prosecute complex crimes such as economic crime and corruption. This is one of the conclusions of a meeting in Mostar held yesterday (November 21, 2017) between representatives of the Government of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNK), the USAID Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and USAID's Justice Activity in BiH.

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss possible models for overcoming the problem of insufficient financial resources facing the Cantonal Prosecutor's Office.
Prevention and effective fight against corruption is a focus of the judicial sector in BiH and one of the priorities for BiH citizens. Only professional and ethical judiciary in BiH, that has adequate human and material resources, can be effective in the fight against corruption.

The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of the HNK Nevenko Herceg, Minister of Justice, Administration and Local Government of HNK Suad Balić, HNK Finance Minister Adnan Faladzic, Chief Prosecutor of the Cantonal Prosecutor's Office Zdenko Kovač, Director of the Office for Democracy of the Mission of USAID in BiH Shanley Pinchotti, her deputy Jasna Kilalić, and the USAID Justice Activity's Director Biljana Potparić-Lipa.