Maintaining the Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Iavor Rangelov and Marika Theros
| 2006

Coherence and Complementarity of EU Institutions and Civil Society in the Field of Transitional Justice

This study was conducted in preparation for the international conference ‘Building a Future on Peace and Justice’ in Nuremberg, 25-27 June 2007. It was commissioned by FriEnt – Working Group on Development and Peace and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. The report begins with key conclusions and recommendations on coherence and complementarity of EU institutions and civil society in the field of transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). It provides an overview of transitional justice efforts in BiH and elaborates the role and activities of civil society organizations within that context. It then moves to discuss the involvement of the European Union in transitional justice in BiH, with added emphasis on issues of coherence and complementarity with civil society. Finally, the report closes with specific recommendations to address identified gaps and opportunities.

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