President of the Constitutional Court of BiH, Mirsad Ćeman and Vice-Presidents Mato Tadić and Zlatko M. Knežević attended today the Third Regional Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe held in the City Hall in Sarajevo. This year’s Forum, supported by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the British Government, and the Swedish International Development Agency was being co-organised by the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE) Centre and the Civil Rights Defenders.
The Third Regional Forum brought together representatives of the regional highest courts, the supreme and constitutional courts, judicial councils, directors of judicial academies and institutions, civil society organisations and government agents before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, representatives of the NGO and experts, Judges of the European Court for Human Rights from the member states Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Speaking at the opening, President Ćeman addressed the attendees of the Third Regional Rule of Law Forum emphasizing its significance and value. Furthermore, he underlined the relevance and value of the Forum, particularly for all those coming from the field of justice and especially those involved in human rights protection as well as for the overall efforts and results made in promoting the importance of human rights and fundamental freedoms in society as a whole. In that context, the President Ćeman recognized importance of promotion of implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, support of the regional cooperation and continued development of the rule of law and human rights, as well as improvement of the EU accession process in the region. Thus, the Forum represents contribution to that affect.