On December 8, 2014, the Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN, Ambassador Mirsada Čolaković, met with the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Mr. Serge Brammertz, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The focus of their meeting was the ICTY report, which will be presented at the UN Security Council’s meeting on December 10, 2014. The Chief Prosecutor Brammertz informed Ambassador Čolaković about the recent activities of the ICTY Prosecutor’s Office and drew attention to the report’s assessments of judicial institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As an example of regional cooperation, Ambassador Čolaković and Chief Prosecutor Brammertz cited the cooperation of the BiH Prosecutors with the Prosecutors of Serbia for war crimes in the “Štrpci”-case.
It was emphasized that the release of accused war criminals and hate speech, that disturb and haunt witnesses, victims and their families, are having negative effects on the cooperation and reconciliation process in the region.