Conferences organized or co-organized by the Constitutional Court

In the period from 1997 to 2001, the Constitutional Court in cooperation with the PHARE program organized a number of conferences and roundtables being the basis for establishing the relationships between the Constitutional Court and other judicial instances in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These were the first steps to confirm the system of the constitutional judiciary and judicial system in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As early as in 2003, the Constitutional Court initiated the gatherings of the regional constitutional courts with the aim of exchanging experience, views and case-law related to the application of law in the field of the rule of law, protection of and respect for human rights and fundamental freedom and establishment of expert cooperation in relation to other issues being of common interest and importance to the constitutional courts of the countries in transition, the common features of which are the beginning of the constitutional judiciary and the basis thereof. The Constitutional Court has so far held five regional conferences.

Since 2017, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the AIRE Centre based in London (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) has organized the conferences of the superior courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina on an annual basis. The aim of the Forum is to advance the cooperation between the highest judicial institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and harmonization of the case-law in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the European standards.  

Overview of the expert gatherings organized or co-organized by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • The Fourth Annual Conference of the Highest Courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Judicial Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the topic of the “Publicity and Transparency of the Judicial System – European Standards and Practice in BiH”, Sarajevo, 25 May 2021 More
  • Regional Conference of the Constitutional Courts on the topic of „Separate Opinions in Decisions of the Constitutional Courts“, held on 11 December 2020 More

  • The Third Annual Conference of the Highest Courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Judicial Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the topic of the “Right to a Trial within the Reasonable Time”, Jahorina, 15 November 2019 More

Right to a fair trial within a reasonable time – Conference Proceedings

  • Regional Conference of the Constitutional Courts on the topic of „Freedom of Religion in the Constitutional Case-Law“, Teslić, 16 - 18 October 2019 More

Freedom of Religion in the Constitutional Case-Law – Conference Proceedings

  • The Second Annual Conference of the Highest Courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Judicial Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the topic of „Special Investigation Actions“, Banja Luka, 14 and 15 November 2018 More

Special Investigation Measures – Conference Proceedings

  • Regional Conference of the Constitutional Courts on the topic of the “Tax Law and Constitutional Justice”, Brčko, 13 April 2018 More

Porezno pravo i ustavno sudstvo (Tax Law and Constitutional Justice – Conference Proceedings)

  • The First Annual Conference of the Highest Courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the Judicial Forum of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the topic of the “Right to a Reasoned Judgment – Mandatory Standards in Court Proceedings”, Sarajevo, 6 and 7 November 2017 More

Right to a Reasoned Judgement – Mandatory Standard in Court Proceedings – Conference Proceedings

  • Regional Conference of the Constitutional Courts on the topic of “Constitutional Courts – Declared and Actual Independence”, Jahorina, 5–7 October 2017 More

Constitutional Courts – Declared and Actual Independence – Conference Proceedings

  • Regional Conference of the Constitutional Courts on the topic of “Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and their Impact on the Standards of National Constitutional Courts”, Sarajevo, 7-9 April 2016 More

Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and their Impact on the Standards of National Constitutional Courts – Conference Proceedings

  • International Conference on the topic of the “Constitutional Court between Negative Legislator and Positive Activism”, Sarajevo, 27 March 2014. The conference held within the framework of the Jubilee of 50 Years of Constitutional Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina More

The Constitutional Court between Negative Legislator and Positive Activism – Conference Proceedings

  • International Seminar on the topic of the “Budžet Ustavnog suda, odlučujući faktor njegove neovisnosti”, Sarajevo, 14 and 15 October 2004

Budžet Ustavnog suda, odlučujući faktor njegove neovisnosti (Constitutional Court’s Budget, a Decisive Factor of its Independence - Conference Proceedings)

  • Roundtable discussion on the “Transition Experiences of the Constitutional Courts, with a Special Focus on the Protection of Human Rights”, Sarajevo, 20-22 May 2004. The first roundtable discussion initiated by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the constitutional courts of the countries created following the dissolution of the SFRY.

  • Roundtable discussion on the “Application of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, case-law of the Constitutional Court of BiH and the courts of the Entities and Brčko District, Sarajevo, 15 and 16 November 2001

Primjena Evropske konvencije o ljudskim pravima i osnovnim slobodama u Bosni i Hercegovini (Application of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Conference Proceedings)

  • International conference “Odnosi između ustavnih sudova i drugih sudskih instanci”, Sarajevo, 18 and 19 March 2000

Relations between Constitutional Courts and other Judicial Instances – Conference Proceedings

  • Roundtable discussion on the “Referral of Preliminary Issues to the Constitutional Court of BiH”, Teslić, 8 and 9 December 2000

Ustavni sud BiH i druge sudske instance (Referral of Preliminary Issues to the Constitutional Court of BiH – Conference Proceedings)

  • Roundtable discussion on the “Appellate Jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Sarajevo, 29 November 1999

Ustavni sud BiH i druge sudske instance (Appellate jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Conference Proceedings)

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