On 13 October 2020, the Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor‘s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gordana Tadić, paid a working visit to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Tuzla Canton (TK) in Tuzla, where she met with the Chief Prosecutor Tomislav Ljubić and his associates.
At this working meeting, the work of the two respective prosecutors’ offices in extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid 19 pandemic was discussed, along with the common topics related to the prosecution of war crimes cases and organized crime cases, as well as the fight against human trafficking and illegal migrations and the prosecution of the cases related to the migrants’ situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A special topic of the meeting was the work on war crimes cases, particularly in the light of the recently adopted National War Crimes Strategy, and cases that should be transferred to be prosecuted by the judicial institutions of the Tuzla Canton in accordance with the Strategy, as well as the importance of continuing the 2019 IPA project which refers to the prosecution of war crimes cases and the work of judicial institutions.
At the meeting, the Chief Prosecutor emphasized the importance of establishing a Network of Prosecutors and Investigators for the purpose of a more efficient combatting trafficking in human beings and smuggling of persons, in which the Prosecutor’s Office of the Tuzla Canton also participates.
Moreover, the work of the Strategic Forum of Chief Prosecutors and Police Officials, which was formed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to better coordinate the prosecutorial community and police agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was highlighted.
The visit to the Prosecutor’s Office in Tuzla is the second working visit of the Chief Prosecutor to the prosecutor’s offices in both entities and in the Brčko District, and meetings with other prosecutors’ offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina are planned in the coming period.