INVITATION TO THE JUDGES OF THE BASIC AND SUPREME COURTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC DEBATE OPEN ON JUDICIARY

Citizens’ Association “The Path of Justice” Banja Luka, founded by some human rights activists “Justice for David” in cooperation with the association “Justice for David and all children of Bosnia and Herzegovina” Vienna, Austria with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) – for Social democracy, organizes a series of Zoom public debates on the topic: OPEN ABOUT THE POLICE, PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, JUDICIARY AND POLITICS! Leading representatives of the institutions of the system covered by the topic of debate are invited to each Zoom session. In addition to them, the invitation was sent to all those interested in public and political life.

Today, we delivered 34 invitations to judges in the Basic Court and 22 invitations to judges in the Supreme Court to participate in the third Zoom public debate OPEN ABOUT JUDICIARY. The summonses in the Basic Court have been served, and the receipt of the summons in the Supreme Court must be personally signed by the judges that they have received it, so on Wednesday we will receive in writing that the summonses have been served to them.

The primary goal of this event is to insist on the criminal responsibility of all those who, by doing, but also by not doing, led to the obstruction of the investigation in the case of the murder of David Dragicevic. The secondary goal of this event is a retrospective of the work of the Police, Prosecutor’s Office and Judiciary, and the role of Politics in general and the ways in which citizens reacted to the activities of system institutions in the specific case of David Dragicevic’s murder.

The topic of the third Zoom session is the Public Debate: OPEN ABOUT JUDICIARY!

The establishment of an independent regulator in the field of justice was one of the most important steps in the judicial reform created by the international community (OHR) following a comprehensive analysis of the functioning of the judicial system. The process began with the imposition of a law on three high judicial and prosecutorial councils, which functioned as a single body and in whose work international members also participated. The main goal was to eliminate the powerful influence of politics on the selection of judicial office holders and to establish an independent judiciary.

The next step was the signing of an agreement on the transfer of jurisdiction in the field of justice from the entities to the state and the establishment of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. How functional were the described steps? How many procedures have been followed? How many users of this institution have exercised their rights in general will be just some of the questions at this Zoom Session. The open question is the corrective impact of the “Dragicevic” and “Memic” cases on the work of judicial institutions?

We hereby invite you to be one of the participants in the debate, and to confirm your participation via email address putpravde@gmail.com no later than April 22, 2021.

The moderator of the session is the President of the Assembly of the Association of Citizens “The Path of Justice” Banja Luka: Marko Nikolić. The date of the event is April 24, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Parents of the murdered David Dragičević,
Suzana Radanović and Davor Dragičević,
Sofija Grmuša, president of the association

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