New Criminal Legislation Seminar
The Criminal Defense Section has on 21 & 22 February 2008, for the first time this year, organized a CPC seminar. The seminar gathered a lot of excellent lecturers and experts in new criminal legislation including Constitutional Court of BiH and FBiH judges, SIPA and Brčko District Legal Aid Office representatives, as well as FBiH Bar Associations representatives. Lawyers had the opportunity to listen to and participate in the lecturing in regard to retroactivity of Law, evidence, cross examination, principles of fair trial from the ECHR point of view, preliminary hearing and detention, defense investigation and investigators, plea agreement and plea bargaining, protection and support to witnesses as well as introduction to the OKO office and the Registry Office.
International Humanitarian Law seminar
OKO organized on 6th & 7th March 2008 the International Humanitarian Law Seminar. The IHL seminar is taught together with the International Committee of the Red Cross. The course covers War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide as well as other relevant topics such as Command Responsibility, admissibility of ICTY evidence, Joint Criminal Enterprise well as practical defense problems before the Court of BiH.
Same seminars will also be held in Banja Luka: “New Criminal Legislation” seminar on 20 & 21 March and the “International Humanitarian Law” seminar on 10 & 11 April 2008.