Workshop for judges in BiH

Introducing Handbook and guide to good practice in the prosecution of corruption cases

Published on: January 24, 2019

The new Handbook and Guide to good practice in the prosecution of corruption for judges and prosecutors, published USAID's Justice Project in BiH, and which was produced by experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the United States of America (USA), was presented today (January 24, 2019) at a workshop for judges in Sarajevo.

"The handbook is a useful tool for those judges and prosecutors who are first encountering cases of corruption, economic and organized crime, but certainly an excellent reminder for experienced judges and prosecutors in this area," said workshop participant Džemila Begović, judge of the Court of BiH.

Thanks to this manual, the first of its kind in BiH, judges and prosecutors will be able to get acquainted with good practices in the prosecution of criminal offenses of corruption, economic and organized crime.

This manual is unique precisely because it is applicable in practice. It will be especially useful for future judges and prosecutors to learn about new and effective anti-corruption mechanisms,“ said Srđan Marković, legal advisor to the Court of BiH.

Educators at today's workshop were Judge Aleksandra Martinović and lawyer Iris Čevra, consultants of USAID's Justice Project in BiH. Today's workshop was organized by the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors (CEST) of the Federation of BiH (FBiH) and the Republika Srpska (RS) in cooperation with the Justice Project.

USAID's Justice Project plans to hold in 2019 another such workshop for judges in Banja Luka, as well as additional three workshops for prosecutors in Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka, in cooperation with the CEST FBiH and the CEST RS.

A Handbook and A Guide to Good Practices in the Prosecution of Corrupt Crimes, Crimes with Financial Elements and Crimes of Organized Crime will be published in February 2019 on USAID Justice Project's website in BiH