BIRN BiH at Court Presidents Conference

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Nidzara Ahmetasevic, Justice Report editor, spoke at the Court Presidents Conference organised by the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of BiH in Sarajevo on 27 and 28 April.

Ahmetasevic spoke of the importance of transparency in the trials, as well as of her experiences in monitoring the court proceedings, and recommendations for best practise.

In her speech, she appraised the conference participants of the work of Justice Report agency and the Association of Reporters of the Court of BiH, and spoke of the experience of many of its members in reporting the work of the court.

Ahmetasevic highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of the existing system and expressed hope that journalists, in cooperation with members of judicial institutions in BiH, will find ways to informing the public of court proceedings with as few problems as possible. This, she noted, was a vital part of trials against war crimes indictees.

Apart from Ahmetasevic, representatives of Ombudsman Office of Republika Srpska, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in BiH, OSCE and Lawyers’ Chamber spoke about their experiences in working with judicial authorities.

The conference has gathered representatives of all courts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, attorneys and prosecutors.

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