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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4246, tabled on 19 January 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the quality of justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and of measures to address any shortcomings.

Answered on

2 February 2015

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), with his German counterpart, visited Bosnia and Herzegovinia (BiH) last week in support of the EU Initiative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, which aims to address many important issues including justice. During the visit, the Foreign Secretary emphasised the need to strengthen the rule of law and to tackle corruption; and that it was time to move past ethnic entrenchment. We now look forward to the BiH Presidency swiftly implementing pledges which we hope will be set out in its written commitment to the EU initiative that adheres to the principles, values, and goals on which the European Union operates.