Training for judges from across BiH

Searching for balance between special investigative measures and protection of human rights

Published on: March 23, 2018

"This is a great opportunity for us to consider together the justification of the application of special investigative measures and take a unique approach in this regard," said Judge of the Court of BiH Hilmo Vucinic at a seminar for judges that took place on March 21 and 22 in Sarajevo.

Special investigative measures may be conducted against a person for who there are grounds for suspicion that he or she has participated, or is participating, in the perpetration of a crime. However, these investigative actions can be carried out only if the evidence cannot be obtained in any other way.

One of the basic messages from this seminar is that it is necessary to reconcile and find the right measure for an effective fight against crime on the one hand, and preventing violations of basic human rights on the other.

More than 50 judges from across BiH attended the seminar organized by USAID’s Justice Project in BiH and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centers. Trainers at the seminar were consultants of USAID's Justice Project in BiH Mirza Hukeljić (prosecutor in the Prosecutor's Office of BiH), Hilmo Vučinić (judge in the Court of BiH) and Damir Kos (judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia).