Collegium of Chief Prosecutors of the Federation of BiH

Fight against corruption and organized crime a priority in the coming period

Published on: January 29, 2019

The Prosecutor's Office of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will give priority to the cases of corruption and organized crime in the coming period. This is one of the findings of the Collegium of Chief Prosecutors of the Federation of BiH, which took place on 28th and 29th January in Mostar. The chief prosecutors also agreed that the prosecutors will prepare plans for the dynamics of resolving cases of high and medium level corruption, and submit them to the Federal Prosecutor's Office of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the beginning of March 2019.

The chief prosecutors familiarized themselves with the relevant statistical data and concluded that the Prosecutor's Offices in the Federation of BiH in 2018 fully achieved the targeted results in reducing the number of old cases. The Prosecutor's Offices of the Federation of BiH in the previous year failed to reduce the average duration of cases, but fully met their goals related to reducing the number of unsolved reports and investigations.

The Collegium agreed that prosecutors will continue to increase transparency in their work in the future, and intensify activities related to the promotion of official websites. Also, the cheif prosecutors fully supported the continuation of drafting instructions for communication in the prosecutor's offices, with intensive consultations with key prosecutors and spokespersons / public relations officers. The chief prosecutors agreed that it is important to continue to strengthen internal and external communications in prosecutors 'offices, thus building public confidence in their work.

The next Collegium of Chief Prosecutors of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is scheduled for March this year. The organization of the course is regularly supported by USAID's Justice Project in BiH and the Project "Strengthening Prosecutorial Capacities in the Criminal Justice System" of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH.