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People: Kreso Meddzida
1 October 2015

Bosnians Clash Over State Court at EU Meeting

Representatives of the Bosnian state judiciary and the justice ministry in the Serb dominated Republika Srpska entity have clashes over the jurisdiction of the state court at an EU seminar.
6 May 2015

Appeals Court Row Stalls Bosnia’s Judicial Reforms

A dispute between politicians over establishing a state-level appeals court has halted the country’s judicial reforms and caused the European Union to suspend vital funding for war crimes prosecutions.

14 April 2015

Trial Recordings Under Control of State Court President Kreso

Meddzida Kreso, the president of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will allow media outlets to access the complete recordings of trials, if she determines that there is an increase in public interest and if the court proceedings are not threatened.

2 April 2015

Bosnian State Prosecution Criticized Over Transfer of War Crimes Cases

Entity level prosecutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are dissatisfied with the practice of transferring war crimes from the state level to the entities, after indictments have already been raised. This is affecting their norms, BIRN has learned.
26 February 2015

Discussion About Judicial Corruption Needed, Says State Court President

Following the arrest of state court judge Azra Miletic, the president of Bosnia’s state court Meddzida Kreso said this is the time to open a dialogue about corruption in the Bosnian judiciary.
10 February 2015

Bosnian Court Criticised Over Quashed Verdicts

Last year the appeals chambers of the Bosnian court either quashed or significantly amended most of their first-instance war crimes verdicts, sparking criticism of their competence.
15 January 2015

Bosnia Blocks Controversial War Crimes Convict Releases

The Bosnian constitutional court has put a stop to the releases of war crimes convicts whose verdicts are quashed because the wrong criminal code was used at their trials.
25 December 2014

Is Bosnia’s Prosecution ‘Tearing Up’ Investigations?

Legal experts and judicial officials have criticised the state prosecution for raising indictments for individual war crimes, reducing complex and wide-ranging attacks to a series of more minor incidents.
20 May 2014

Norms Exist – their Application is Missing

Generally speaking, Bosnia and Herzegovina does not lack norms and regulations, but it does lack the application and implementation of the international humanitarian law, says Swiss Ambassador to BiH Andre Schaller.
3 April 2014

Sexual Violence Victims of Bosnia War ‘Stigmatised’

Victims of sexual violence during the 1992-95 war are often afraid to testify in court because of the fear of being stigmatised, the launch of an OSCE report on the issue in Sarajevo was told.
24 February 2014

War Crimes Case Map Goes Online

The OSCE mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched an online map of completed war crimes cases across the country in a bid to enhance public trust in the legal process.
24 February 2014

Bosnia ‘Running Out of Courtrooms’ for War Crimes Trials

The Bosnian state court said that the increasing number of war crimes prosecutors being employed to tackle a huge case backlog meant that it could need more courtrooms to try suspects.
30 December 2013

Struggle for Public Justice and Truth

With several thousand signatures, as well as with other ways of supporting the campaign “Stop Censorship on War Crimes”, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) succeeded in encouraging the authorities to admit that anonymisation cannot be applied to serious crimes, including war crimes.
27 December 2013

Misapplication of the Law - The Madness of Justice

Lawyer Miodrag Stojanovic says that the decision of the European Court of Human Rights regarding the application of the law led to a mess in the judiciary, explaining that indictees charged with crimes against humanity were left in a disadvantaged position, while those who are indicted for genocide “sneaked out”.
18 November 2013

Kreso and Salihovic against Political Control

The State Court and Prosecution consider that political parties impose detrimental solutions under draft laws in the judicial field.