MEASURE-BiH presented the Report on the 2016 Judicial Effectiveness Index of BiH (JEI-BiH) at the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council’s session on April 13, 2017, based on HJPC’s invitation. The Council endorsed the Report and adopted several conclusions outlining Council’s planned measures to be taken based on the JEI-BIH findings, including:
Acting on these conclusions, HJPC’s Standing Committees for the Efficiency of Courts and Prosecutor Offices decided to develop 16 JEI-BiH sub-indices based on HJPC’s administrative CMS/T-CMS data in order to further examine issues in individual courts and POs and subsequently design adequate and targeted interventions.
MEASURE-BiH presented the JEI-BIH 2016 Report at the Joint Conference of Court Presidents and Chief Prosecutors that was held on 22-23 May, 2017. The following conclusions were adopted:
Exhibit 1 - JEI-BiH presentation at the Annual joint conference of court presidents and chief prosecutors in 2017
Acting in line with these conclusions, the HJPC asked invited MEASURE-BiH to hold regional presentations of the 2016 JEI-BiH results to judges and prosecutors in BiH. MEASURE-BiH held the first regional presentation was delivered by MEASURE-BiH on June 12th in Banja Luka. Judges and prosecutors from Banja Luka and Prijedor District, Una-Sana Canton Bihac, RS Supreme Court and RS Prosecutor Office got acquainted with the JEI-BIH, its methodologies and 2016 Results.
Exhibit 2 - First regional presentation of the Index held in Banja Luka on June 12, 2017
At HJPC’s request, MEASURE-BiH also presented the 2016 findings of the Judicial Effectiveness Index of BiH (JEI-BiH) at the Annual Conference of the Association of Judges of the FBiH on Criminal Law in the Section "Current issues in BiH judicial reform” in Neum on June 8, 2017 organized by the Association of Judges in FBiH. The audience included more than 200 judges, prosecutors, and justice sector professionals.
We also disseminated the hard copies of the 2016 JEI-BiH Report to 33 international donors/organizations and local bodies/organizations working in BiH justice sector. Our objective in presenting and disseminating JEI-BiH results widely to the professional judicial community and the relevant international/local organizations is to make the Index available to decision-makers and all relevant stakeholders, as a reliable and objective measuring tool to track BiH judicial performance and to inform evidence-based decision making in this sector.