Monitoring of judicial response to corruption in BiH

Even though the normative and institutional framework for combating corruption in BiH is in place, research has shown that in the last twenty years it remains an omnipresent phenomenon in Bosnian and Herzegovinian society. Despite the particularly important role of judiciary in combating corruption, there is a general lack of research and reports focused on prosecution of corruption-related crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Themes: Judiciary and Access to Justice


New report by the Center for Social Research Analitika offers an overview of statistical data on prosecuting corruption offenses in BiH, and discusses the issue of transparency of judicial and prosecutorial institutions in that area. The report contains a complementary overview of the case-law on corruption offenses in BiH on the sample for the year 2015.

Analysis indicates that quality of indictments and verdicts, as an inevitable element of efficiency of the judiciary is not on a satisfactory level, at least in terms of corruption-related crimes. Moreover, the report includes a working version of methodology for assessment of judicial response to corruption in BiH.

This publication is published within the project „Integrity through Justice: independent civil society monitoring and assessment of judicial response to corruption“, which is implemented by Center for Social Research Analitika in partnership with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Center for Social Research Analitika and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.