About the Prison Reform Programme in BiH
The Council of Europe Prison Reform Programme Team is currently implementing two complementary projects in parallel: Joint Programme with the European Union "Harmonisation of BiH sanctions policies and practices with European standards" and Voluntary Contribution with the US authorities "Support to prison staff training in Bosnia and Herzegovina".
The JP strives to improve the capacity of prison staff and management, promote the use of non-custodial sanctions, and strengthen the ability to provide suitable support for prisoners with special needs. The VC project is providing support to strengthen professional capacities of existing entity prisons and to improve prison management in accordance with European and other relevant international standards.
Synergy between the two projects results in cost efficiency, visibility and enhanced institutional knowledge on a larger scale. Both projects benefit from local expertise made available through the appointment of experienced prison professionals and senior policy makers in the Working Group established for each component of each project. Under the guidance of CoE experts, in the process facilitated by the programme team, local capacities are expected to benefit from further enhancement.
Prison Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the key element in the criminal justice system
- Sarajevo, BiH
The third public debate on the introduction of probation services in BiH
- Banja Luka, BiH
2nd cycle of prison staff training on treatment programmes for vulnerable prisoners
- 21-22/1/2016 and 10-11/3/2016
- Mostar and Banja Luka, BiH
3rd high level expert meeting on prison staff training
- Mostar, BiH
The second public debate on the introduction of probation services in BiH
- Sarajevo, BiH