Providing Legislative Assistance the Criminal Procedure Codes
ABA ROLI’s current program, Legislative Assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Procedure Codes, supports the organization and facilitation of a Bosnian-led process to redraft, update, and harmonize the country’s Criminal Procedure Codes (CPCs). In 2020, ABA ROLI formed a Program Working Group of leading justice sector actors and local change actors to lead this process. The program also educates future lawyers and legislators, and partners with Lincoln Memorial University- Duncan School of Law (USA), the Law Faculty at the University of Sarajevo (BiH), and the Law Faculty at the University of Banja Luka (BiH). In 2020, the Program launched an online course for students from participating universities to learn about US/BiH jurisprudence. The program began in July 2019 and will continue through July 2022. ABA ROLI’s revision process of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s CPCs is built upon 25 years of experience in the country, spanning similar programs and supporting the country’s judicial and legal profession reform.