EU funded projects in BiH

Reform of Courts and Prosecutors' Offices throughout BiH

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Rule of Law and fundamental rights
EU Acquis chapters Judiciary and fundamental rights
Programme Funding Year 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Value €15,206,184
Periods of implementation 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Locations BANOVIĆI, GRAČANICA, GRADAČAC, KALESIJA, KLADANJ, LUKAVAC, SREBRENIK, TUZLA, ŽIVINICE, ČELIĆ, DOBOJ-ISTOK, SAPNA, TEOČAK, BANJA LUKA, BIJELJINA, BILEĆA, KOZARSKA DUBICA, GRADIŠKA, BROD, NOVI GRAD, ŠAMAC, BRATUNAC, ČAJNIČE, ČELINAC, DERVENTA, DOBOJ, GACKO, HAN PIJESAK, KALINOVIK, KOTOR VAROŠ, LAKTAŠI, LOPARE, LJUBINJE, MODRIČA, MRKONJIĆ GRAD, NEVESINJE, PRIJEDOR, PRNJAVOR, ROGATICA, RUDO, KNEŽEVO, SOKOLAC, SRBAC, SREBRENICA, ŠEKOVIĆI, ŠIPOVO, TESLIĆ, TREBINJE, UGLJEVIK, VIŠEGRAD, VLASENICA, ZVORNIK, SARAJEVO-CENTAR, HADŽIĆI, ILIDŽA, ILIJAŠ, SARAJEVO-NOVI GRAD, NOVO SARAJEVO, SARAJEVO-STARI GRAD, TRNOVO (FBiH), VOGOŠĆA, GRUDE, ŠIROKI BRIJEG, LJUBUŠKI, POSUŠJE, ČAPLJINA, ČITLUK, JABLANICA, KONJIC, NEUM, PROZOR, STOLAC, RAVNO, ODŽAK, ORAŠJE, DOMALJEVAC-ŠAMAC, BIHAĆ, BOSANSKA KRUPA, BOSANSKI PETROVAC, CAZIN, KLJUČ, SANSKI MOST, VELIKA KLADUŠA, BUŽIM, BOSANSKO GRAHOVO, TOMISLAVGRAD, GLAMOČ, KUPRES, LIVNO, DRVAR, BUGOJNO, BUSOVAČA, DONJI VAKUF, FOJNICA, GORNJI VAKUF - USKOPLJE, JAJCE, KISELJAK, KREŠEVO, NOVI TRAVNIK, TRAVNIK, VITEZ, DOBRETIĆI, FOČA - USTIKOLINA, GORAŽDE, PALE - PRAČA, FOČA, BREZA, KAKANJ, MAGLAJ, OLOVO, TEŠANJ, VAREŠ, VISOKO, ZAVIDOVIĆI, ZENICA, ŽEPČE, DOBOJ - JUG, USORA, PALE, BRČKO, BERKOVIĆI, NOVO GORAŽDE, DONJI ŽABAR, ISTOČNA ILIDŽA, ISTOČNI DRVAR, ISTOČNI MOSTAR, ISTOČNI STARI GRAD, ISTOČNO NOVO SARAJEVO, JEZERO, KOSTAJNICA, KRUPA NA UNI, KUPRES (RS), MILIĆI, MOSTAR, OSMACI, OŠTRA LUKA, PELAGIĆEVO, PETROVAC, PETROVO, RIBNIK, STANARI, TRNOVO (RS), VUKOSAVLJE

SUMMARY

During the period 2007 to 2014, the EU invested over 20 million euro in the modernisation of the courts and prosecutorial offices throughout BiH. Such support primarily focused on the informatization of such institutions and introduction of their respective case management systems. In addition, infrastructure support was provided to certain courts. The ultimate aim is to create an efficient service for citizens of BiH, and by doing so significantly reduce the court case backlog. This support is directly linked to new infrastructural support which will commence in 2015 with the view of rehabilitating the working environment of certain courts and prosecutor offices throughout BiH.

RESULTS

- Over 5,500 court and prosecutorial office staff working in 72 courts and 19 prosecutor offices in BiH now work through information technology, and all courts and prosecutor offices in the country have a website. - Over 9,000 legal acts are available for online access at the judicial documentation centre. -Over 3.4 million civil, commercial and criminal cases are included the case management system. -A system for the reduction of the backlog of cases has been introduced, and a gradual reduction is occurring. -Timeframes for court proceedings have been introduced enabling parties in proceedings to obtain information on the expected timeline for solving their case. -Web calculators of court fees are available on court websites for all court users. -A list of lawyers and lawyers ex officio, as well as court experts and interpreters is accessible to citizens on the web portal. -An electronic bulletin board is available on all court websites. -The average number of Judicial web portal hits is 150,000 per month. -On-line Distance Learning modules were created for the entity Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centres (JPTCs) in order to provide material on topics ranging from alternative resolution of disputes through court settlements, to witness immunity and commercial issues.