Law ending mandate of top judicial instution officials passes lower chamber vote

NEWS 26.02.2020 17:27
Source: N1

The House of Representatives has adopted a law that would end the mandates of the members of Bosnia’s top judicial institution - which has been under fire by local and foreign officials throughout the past year - and now the law is to be discussed by the House of Peoples.

Of the 35 MPs who voted, 24 voted in favour and 11 against the law which was proposed by MP and former Security Minister Dragan Mektic.

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However, it is expected that the law will not pass the House of Peoples.

According to the law proposal, the mandates of the members of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC), the institution overseeing Bosnia's judiciary which appoints and disciplines judges and prosecutors, would end on June 15. New members of the Council would then have to be named by June 8.

Apart from the head of the institution, Milan Tegeltija, the members of the HJPC are Jadranka Lokmic-Misiraca, Ruzica Jukic, Jadranka Stanisic, Goran Nezirovic, Mahmut Svraka, Slavo Lakic, Zeljka Radovic, Duska Bogojevic, Berina Alihodzic, Selim Karamehic, Dragomir Vukoje, Amila-Mimica Kunosic, Monika Mijic and Milijana Buha.