Judge Joanna Korner CMG QC (in the UK Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George) concluded today her visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina devoted to assessing the implementation of the recommendations provided in her earlier, 2016, OSCE-supported Report on war crimes processing at the state level in BiH.
Judge Korner met with the highest judicial officials at the state level and interviewed a number of stakeholders for this purpose.
“We are happy to host again Judge Korner and assist her in assessing the state of war crimes processing at the state-level in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH Kathleen Kavalec.
“We hope that the recommendations provided in the earlier report were taken on board and that Judge Korner’s new report will support judicial institutions in further improving their work on processing of war crimes,” said Kavalec.
“The United Kingdom Government is firmly committed to strengthening the rule of law in BiH and has been at the forefront in supporting the relevant institutions in dealing with the processing of war crimes cases since 2003,” said Matt Field, British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“We are pleased we could support the work of Judge Korner, as well as the state Prosecutor’s Office in addressing some of her recommendations over the past three years. I hope the new report will help judicial institutions in BiH to make some serious progress in addressing challenges related to war crimes processing. We look forward to her new assessment and I expect relevant institutions to act on it,” said Ambassador Field.
A follow up report of Judge Korner will be published in spring 2020.