The central topic of the meeting was cooperation between the two institutions in the process of drafting and using professional forensic investigations and expert findings in criminal proceedings conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.
Acting Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH - Gordana Tadić, as a member of the Steering Committee, and the delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Security of BiH, participated at the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the IPA 2017-IPA/2017 ‘’Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans’’ project, which was held at Brdo near Kranj in Slovenia.
Representatives of judicial institutions from all over the world are attending the ceremony, and the delegation from BiH is headed by Acting Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH Gordana Tadić.
Officials of the WINPRO III project Mr. Chris Albiston, Project Leader and Mark Gilmore, an expert in the project, visited the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and met with the Acting Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, Ms. Gordana Tadić.
Following the questioning of the suspects, the Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH filed a motion with the Court of BiH for remand in custody of 7 persons suspected of the criminal offense of Organizing a group or an association for the purpose of perpetration of the criminal offences of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants under Article 189a (1) in conjunction with the criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons under Article 189 of the CC BiH.
Pursuant to the order of the Prosecutor from the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption, early in the morning, dozens of police officers of the State Investigation and Protection Agency of BiH (SIPA) started conducting the operation codenamed ‘Albatros’.
The meeting participants discussed the progress made in war crimes prosecution in BiH as well as activities undertaken by the BiH Prosecutor’s Office in the process of search for the missing and their identification, as well as on regional cooperation between prosecutor’s offices in the countries of the region.