International Community Monitors Bocinje evictions

Sarajevo, 21 July 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, the head of the OSCE mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Robert Barry, and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General, Jaques Paul Klein, will monitor closely property evictions scheduled to start in the village of Bocinje, Maglaj municipality, Can [...]

OHR disappointed with lack of agreement on implementation of May 10th education agreement

Sarajevo, 21 July 2000 This week, the Entity Educations Ministers held a meeting called for by the Senior Deputy High Representative, Ambassador Dr. Matei Hoffmann, at the OHR to discuss further steps in educational reform. The meeting, attended by Federation Education Minister Fahrudin Rizvanbegovic, his Deputy, Ivo Miro Jovic and the RS Education [...]

High Representative Appoints New Deputy Head Of OHR Brcko

Sarajevo, 18 July 2000 The High Representative, Wolfgang Petritsch, has appointed Mr. Gerhard Sontheim Deputy Head of the OHR Regional Office (North) in Brcko. Mr. Sontheim will take up his new duties on August 1st, 2000. Gerhard Sontheim has long standing experience in the region and has been the Deputy Head of the OHR Regional Office (South) in M [...]

Round table on return and reconstruction

Mostar, 13 July 2000 A round table "Return of refugees and displaced persons - reconstruction as a precondition for return" was held in Mostar on July, 11 in the organization of Association of Citizens for Human Rights Protection and in the sponsorship of the Council of Europe and Austrian Government. Among the many participants of the local, inter [...]

Suspension of the Double Occupancy Phone-Line

Mostar, 12 July 2000. In agreement and consultations with other international agencies, the OHR South would like to inform that as from today, the Double Occupancy Phoneline in Mostar will be suspended until further notice. The reasons for this are the following: To date, we have received more than 1,300 calls regarding alleged double occupancy cas [...]

You Have the Right to Be Heard

Sarajevo, 07 July 2000 During the next 18 months there will be a Comprehensive Review of the suitability of all judges and prosecutors in the Federation and Republika Srpska. Any person, regardless of residence, has the right to submit information concerning the unsuitability of a judge or prosecutor.

Anti-Corruption Training and Education

Sarajevo, 04 July 2000 The Serious Fraud Office and other leading UK law enforcement and judicial institutions hosted a study visit from June 24-29 by judicial and law enforcement representatives from BiH. The aim of this study visit was to improve the ability of BiH officials to fight more effectively bank fraud and money laundering, which are ser [...]