Collegium of Chief Prosecutors of FBiH

Average length of time to resolve a case in POs in the Federation BiH shortened

Published on: June 26, 2018

Prosecutors in the Federation of BiH (FBiH) have great chances to achieve their goal by the end of this year with respect to shortening the average length of time for resolving cases. This is one of the conclusion of the Collegium of Chief Prosecutors of the Federation of BiH, which was held in Tarcin on 25 and 26 June 2018. The Chief Prosecutors made this conclusion on the basis of the presented statistical data indicating that 8 out of 10 cantonal prosecutors' offices managed to reach their goal during the first five months of 2018.

Increasing the efficiency and quality of the work of prosecutors' offices in the FBiH is one of the strategic objectives of the FBiH prosecutorial system for the period 2018-2020. In addition, the strategic goals of the FBiH prosecutorial system are to reduce the number of old cases and to increase transparency in the work of prosecutors' offices.

The chief prosecutors also presented the results of the analysis covering the quantitative and qualitative aspect of Prosecutors Offices' (PO) public relations for 2017. This is the first analysis made using the model for systematic and continuous monitoring and evaluation of the performance of POs in this area, in accordance with the "Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Public Relations of the Prosecutor's Offices in BiH", adopted by the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council in October last year.

The chief prosecutors also discussed the best modalities for monitoring the results in the area of ​​seizure of property acquired through a criminal offense. It was agreed that the monitoring of the results in this area is of the utmost importance for all POs, since the fight against corruption, economic and organized crime can only provide full results if the acquired material gain is taken away.

The Collegium of Chief Prosecutors of the Federation of BiH is organized twice a year, where the chief prosecutors discuss important issues for the POs and the implementation of the set strategic goals. The organization of the Collegium is supported by USAID's Justice Project in BiH and HJPC's Project "Strengthening Prosecutorial Capacities in the Criminal Justice System in BiH".