Government supports Bosnian judiciary

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23 August 2007, SARAJEVO (dpa) - The Dutch government on Wednesday pledged more than EUR 1.6 million for different projects to support the work of Bosnia-Herzegovina's judiciary.

23 August 2007

SARAJEVO  (dpa) - The Dutch government on Wednesday pledged more than EUR 1.6 million for different projects to support the work of Bosnia-Herzegovina's judiciary.

Dutch ambassador to Bosnia Karel Vosskuhler and the head of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council Branko Peric signed a contract in Sarajevo by which the Dutch government will provide about EUR 1.53 million for information and communication technologies of the country's judiciary.

The donation, according to Peric, should help modernise Bosnia- Herzegovina's judiciary and should increase efficacy and transparency of its work until the end of 2010.

This Wednesday ambassador Vosskuhler signed another donation of EUR 215,000 to finance the work of two experienced investigators of The Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), who assist in investigations related to the 1995 massacre in the former eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave Srebrenica.

Bosnian Serb troops killed up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men after they captured Srebrenica on 11 July 1995, during the 1992 to 1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In addition to the latest donations, the Dutch government has donated some EUR 3 million for different projects to support the work of Bosnia-Herzegovina's judiciary.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

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