The lawyers of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina have attended the seminar on the topics “General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina” , “Standards and working methods in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights” and “Actions protected under Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights”.
The seminar was organised by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the AIRE Centre and with the support of the British Embassy in Sarajevo. It was held on 9 and 10 September 2021 in Vitez.
The President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mato Tadić and Registrar of the Court Zvonko Mijan opened the seminar.
The first session was dedicated to the topic of the Dayton Agreement. The President Tadić gave the lecture on this topic. In his lecture, President referred to the global political conditions present in Europe in the period between 1980 and 1990, changes in government in the former socialist states, processes and crisis that occurred in the former Yugoslavia after the death of Josip Broz Tito. He also referred to the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, outbreak of conflict and war on the territory of Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and various attempts and plans of the international community for resolving crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the second part of the lecture, President Tadić spoke about the Dayton Agreement presenting specific details concerning the very course of the negotiations in Dayton. President also spoke about positive and negative sides of the implementation of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the second session, the participants had an opportunity to learn more about the standards and working methods in the European Court of Human Rights. Ms. Bojana Bošković Husanović, lawyer in the Secretariat of the European Court of Human Rights spoke on this topic. Ms. Bošković Husanović presented similarities and differences in the working methods and case processing in the European Court and Constitutional Court. She explained the obligations the lawyers of the European Court have in each stage of the case processing.
The second day of the seminar was dedicated to the topic: Convictions and Actions Protected under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Mr. Boris Bogdanović, Judicial Associate in the Office of the Registrar of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina covered this topic.
The seminar was held with an aim to improve practical application of the European Court on Human Rights and offer support to the judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina.