The Rule of Law: The Legal and Institutional Framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Veranstaltung 21.10.2016

Panel Discussion

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European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP)

kindly invite to this panel discussion.

The EU has set out its strategy towards Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Council conclusions of March 2011 and the successive reinforcing conclusions. All the Member States of the European Union fully and firmly support Bosnia and Herzegovina’s EU perspective as a future member of the EU, consistent with the Thessaloniki Declaration of 2003. In February 2016, Bosnia and Herzegovina formally applied for EU membership in Brussels. However, on EU level it is clear that this accession process will take years.
Despite of the efforts done by Bosnia and Herzegovina, the functioning of the judiciary remains a problem, with a clear need to develop an independent and impartial judiciary, accountable governments and transparent procedures respecting the rule of law.

Programme

10.00: Welcome addresses
Jörg WOJAHN
Head of Representation of the European Commission in Austria, Vienna
Tomislav BORIĆ
Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Graz, Member of the Scientific Board of IDM

10.15: Keynote Speech: Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU accession process: Challenges in 2017 and beyond
Alberto CAMMARATA
Policy Coordinator, European Integration Rule of Law in the Albania & Bosnia and Herzegovina Unit, Brussels

10.45: Panel Discussion: Legal and institutional framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tomislav BORIĆ
Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Graz, Member of the Scientific Board of IDM
Vedran DŽIHIĆ
Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP), Vienna
Hannes TRETTER
Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (BIM), Vienna
Adelheid WÖLFL
Correspondent for Southeastern Europe, “Der Standard”

Moderator:
Marijana GRANDITS
Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (BIM), Vienna

12.30: Refreshement / Informal discussion

Date:
October 21st, 2016, 10 a.m.

Venue:
Haus der EU, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna

Registration:

Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)
Hahngasse 6/1/24, 1090 Vienna
phone: +43 1 319 72 58-0, email: idmidm.at

Program

Information:
Silvia Nadjivan (IDM)
phone: +43 1 319 72 58-24, email: s.nadjivanidm.at