Departments in the Prosecutor’s Office

Witness support

You can contact the Witness Support Unit by phone:

Phone: +387 (0)33 484 606 and +387 (0)33 484 607
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ARE YOU A WITNESS OR A VICTIM?

If you are a victim or a witness in criminal proceedings, at the video link below you may find useful and practical instructions that may be of help to you during the process. Link: https://youtu.be/2tOsnD9zM5o.

If your child is a witness in criminal proceedings, you should know that he/she has certain rights guaranteed. For more information on children's rights during criminal proceedings please see the following video link: https://youtu.be/yPfK7ha-yxc.

The material was prepared based on the publication titled "What is good to know if I am a victim/witness," in the framework of the projects titled "Strategy of Care for Persons Who Come in Contact with Prosecutors’ Offices – Support for Prosecutors' Offices in the Implementation of Media Component" and "Strengthening the capacities of prosecutors' offices for professional treatment of and sensitivity to the needs of victims/witnesses"

This video content has been made within the HJPC BiH Project titled: “Strengthening Prosecutors’ Capacities in the Criminal Justice System.”



Informtion leaflet:
Victim or Witness?

 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND DUTIES

For the purpose of providing better information to victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings, the OSCE Mission to BiH has prepared a leaflet titled "Know Your Rights and Duties".

The leaflet provides victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings with clear and specific explanation of their rights and duties, thus facilitating their participation in criminal proceedings.

In addition, the victims also have at their disposal a Form intended for submission of redress claims in the framework of criminal proceedings.

The application of this instruction and form is aimed at facilitating the exercise of victims' rights in criminal proceedings in BiH, and at offering support to victims by providing practical information on their legal position.

In addition, the organization TRIAL International - its office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which specialises in victim support, has developed a practical guide for obtaining compensation for damages in criminal proceedings in war crimes cases. In this brochure, victims of war crimes or other crimes can find all the details on how to seek compensation of damages within criminal proceedings. The guide provides answers on how victims can obtain free legal assistance and how they can get involved in criminal proceedings to compensate damages.

The guide acquaints victims with their rights and answers frequently asked questions about property claims, but also provides information on free legal assistance and psychological support available to them. It can be found at the link below.


OSCE FLYER - Are you a victim or witness of a crime? Get to know your rights and obligations



A guide to excercising the right to compensation of damages in criminal proceedings 

Office for Free Legal Aid within the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

MANDATORY INSTRUCTIONS ON ACTIVITIES TO BE TAKEN BY PROSECUTORS WITH REGARD TO THE PROPERTY-LEGAL CLAIMS OF INJURED PARTIES IN WAR CRIMES CASES – COMMISSION OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES OF RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

 

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