Justice Report Attends OSCE Round Table in Doboj

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BIRN – Justice Report presented its work on the reporting of war crimes trials in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to participants of the second round table on “Models of cooperation between prosecution and civil society in the field of war crimes processing”, held in Doboj.

The round table, held in Doboj on November 14, 2008, was attended by representatives of the Cantonal/Regional Prosecution Departments in Zenica and Doboj, as well as representatives of victims’ associations from the Zenica-Doboj Canton and the Doboj region.

Along with BIRN’s Justice Report, which was represented by our journalist Denis Dzidic, members of the “Izvor” association from Prijedor and “Vive zene” from Tuzla presented their activities in the field of establishing cooperation between the NGO sector and Prosecutor’s offices. Refik Hodzic, who attended the meeting on behalf of the Hague Tribunal Secretariat in Sarajevo, moderated the meeting.
The need for regular exchange of data between the Prosecution services and the associations of victims and former detainees was one of the key conclusions of this meeting. It was further stressed that there  was a need to establish better communication between the Prosecution services and the media with an aim of informing the public in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina about issues related to war crime trials.