New Edition of “In Pursuit of Justice” Launched

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The second edition of the “In Pursuit of Justice” handbook was launched on October 31 in Sarajevo.

The handbook, written by BIRN journalists, is intended for all those who wish to learn about the work of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BiH, the State prosecution service and the War Crimes Chamber. It also provides an overview of the key laws applied in processing war crimes cases, as well as information about the work of other institutions involved in transitional justice and the process of facing the past in BiH.
In addition, the handbook provides basic information on Justice Report – the news agency of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network – which specialises in reporting on the War Crimes Chamber of the Court of BiH and all other aspects of the transitional justice process in the country and the rest of the region. 
Since Justice Report was established in April 2006, it has produced nearly 1,000 courtroom stories. An increasing number of people have come to trust our information and support our efforts. They include local and international media, non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, as well as Bosnian citizens residing in the country and abroad. 
Our reports have been successful at an international level. Our achievements include nominations for prestigious awards, the republication of our texts – in full or in part – and the use of quotes from our journalists in the media all over the world, from Japan to the US. 
The fact that our stories reach the people who survived the war and witnessed its horror is of the utmost importance to Justice Report. Witnesses who want to tell their stories contact us. By reading our stories, they learn about other people who survived similar horrors, and they establish mutual contacts. Justice Report makes every effort to provide them with as much useful information as possible, and to recover their faith both in the practical work of the judiciary and in the broader concept of justice. 
Knowing that those who possess correct and timely information have power to change things for the better, we continue with our work, determined to make that power of knowledge available to as many Bosnian citizens as possible. 
The handbook is available in the English and Bosnian languages on our website