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MEDIA ADVISORY: Shared responsibility in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: addressing challenges with (new) judicial tools

Sarajevo 23 October 2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Shared responsibility in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: addressing challenges with (new) judicial tools

The Regional conference on ensuring the principle of subsidiarity of the European Court of Human Rights through empowering the judiciaries to apply the Court’s standards will be held on Thursday, 24 October 2019 in Sarajevo, at Hotel Novotel Bristol.

Media statements will take place at 9:15 and will be given by:

  • Ambassador Drahoslav Štefanek, Head of Office of the Council of Europe in Sarajevo
  • Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Political and Economic Section of the EU Delegation to BiH
  • Zlatko M. Knežević, President of the Constitutional Court BiH

The two-day conference will gather the representatives of superior courts from the Western Balkans region and it will discuss the role of national courts in ensuring that the European Convention on Human Rights is well embedded within the national judicial systems and to identify the tools (IT, institutional) required to efficiently do so.

The conference is organised by the Council of Europe and European Union, in co-operation with the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is organised in within the project: Initiative for Legal Certainty and Efficient Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina, worth 300,000 EUR funded by the EU and co-funded by the Council of Europe, under the programme “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II“, but also as part of co-operation within the project “Initiative for legal certainty in the Western Balkans” worth 500,000 EUR funded Kingdom of Norway.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

 Programme of the conference

 List of participants of the conference

For more information, please contact:

Marija Simić,   +381 63 60 13 37