How Well Does the Constitutional Court of BiH Do Its Job? PDF Print E-mail

Efficiency Political independence Judicial expetise Implementation of decisions Financial management of court operations

 

ImageReporters from the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo (CIN) set out to answer that question by checking court records and by talking with some 40 current and past judges, administrators, lawyers and others with experience at the court. CIN condensed the information collected, focusing on five key areas of performance to come up with an informal report card on the court.

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Ozakonjena krađa deviznih ušteđevina PDF Print E-mail
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ImageImageStotine hiljada bh. građana, koji još od rata ne mogu podići svoje ušteđevine, trebali bi pomno pratiti rasplet predmeta "Suljagić protiv BiH" na Sudu za ljudska prava u Strasbourg-u.

 

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Država oprostila krađu deviznih ušteđevina PDF Print E-mail
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ImageImagePočetkom devedesetih godina banke u BiH zaledile su devizne štedne račune građana na kojima je bilo između 2,3 i 2,75 milijardi DEM. Ni nakon više od 17 godina, štediše nisu u mogućnosti podići svoj novac.

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Will Court of BiH Prevail? PDF Print E-mail
ImageImageIf the Constitutional Court of BiH rules that a section of the Law on the Court of BiH is unconstitutional at a session scheduled for Friday, it could leave entity and lower courts without an arbiter.
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BiH Constitutional Court: Overstepping? PDF Print E-mail

ImageRulings by the Constitutional Court of BiH that delve into the legal basis of decisions by lower courts have stirred disputes in legal circles about whether the Court is overstepping its authority.

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Politicians above the Constitution PDF Print E-mail

ImageThe Constitution is the backbone of the law in any country– but ignored by some politicians in BiH.

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Seada Palavrić New Head of High Court PDF Print E-mail
ImageActing President gets support from colleagues to be President of BiH’s Constitutional Court.
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Court's Next Head Will Be Political Pro PDF Print E-mail
ImageIn October, the BiH Constitutional Court will decide on a new president. Ethnically sensitive rules will restrict the judges to picking their new leader from between only two candidates – the two judges who have the least time on the bench but strong political backgrounds.
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Glut of Cases Slow Highest Court PDF Print E-mail
ImageThe court charged with enforcing the Constitution of BiH must also hear all appeals from the lower courts, leaving it hard-pressed to keep up with its primary duty.
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A cobbled together justice system PDF Print E-mail
ImageAt all levels, from the bottom to the Constitutional Court of BiH, justice suffers because multiple layers of courts with murky jurisdictions and too many insignificant cases cannot get through their workloads.
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MP's put politics over qualifications PDF Print E-mail

ImageThe House of Representatives of the FBiH Parliament turned its backs on Constitutional Court Judge candidates with strong legal credentials in favor of an SDA party leader. Many say the selection process needs reform.

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The court project is funded by the Open Society Fund of Bosnia - Herzegovina