Participants in the group work.
Participants in the group work.
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The IRZ and the “Centre for the Education of Judges and Public Prosecutors of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina” organised a hybrid training course for prospective judges on the “European Convention on Human Rights and Equal Rights (ECHR)” on 5-6 June 2023.

The speakers presented Art. 5 and 6 and Art. 14 of the ECHR in accordance with the curriculum of the Centre.

Lawyer Holger Hembach who, after several years working in human rights for the OSCE in South East Europe and Africa now represents clients before the ECHR and is also the author of several publications on the subject, presented practical cases that the participants worked on in groups. Important aspects here were the potential for judges to influence the design of procedures that is fit for purpose, the active and transparent conduct of negotiations and the substantiated justification of decisions.

Prof. Dr Zlatan Meskić, who is currently lecturing in Riyadh, presented several cases of discrimination, with a focus on gender discrimination. In addition to the main concept of case law of the European Court in Strasbourg, he presented the structural schemes used by the ECHR when examining cases.