Bosnia and Herzegovina

July 1, 2020

Bosnia-Herzegovina: CLDP-led Vis Moot Webinar Attended by Coaches and Faculty from Six Countries Across the Balkan and Caucasus Regions

On July 1, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Sarajevo and Association Arbitri, held a webinar to prepare faculty and coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, and Georgia in their selection of students for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2021.

March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducts 10th Annual Pre-Moot Competition

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong was cancelled. More than 400 teams from over 80 countries had anticipated to compete in the premier program this April. In response, on March 10-14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, successfully converted the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot into a virtual Vis Pre-Moot. The virtual pre-moot was the first to showcase a virtual program that was able to connect participants from around the globe simultaneously, overcoming technical obstacles that could impede connections. Additionally, CLDP and its partners developed virtual tools that improved mooting practices, such as virtual moot rules, automatic scoring, and electronic grade submissions. The pre-moot program provided a series of live sessions, recorded lectures, interactive virtual breakout sessions, and practice rounds. The highlight of the 5-day virtual program was a two-day competition, consisting of general rounds and elimination rounds, along with a “virtual gala.” The winner of the event was the Royal University of Colombo. More than 100 attorneys from around the globe volunteered their time to serve as advisors and arbitrators. The Vienna organizers have now called on CLDP to assist them in converting this year’s global moot into a virtual event. CLDP will now be working closely to support the Moot organizers in Vienna next month in designing and implementing the global event so as to enable the 400+ registered teams to submit their required oral arguments for competition. For more information, please visit: http://premoot.bcdr-aaa.org/.

February 20, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Hosts an International Sales Contracts Workshop

On February 20-21, CLDP, in coordination with the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), conducted a two-day workshop on the Enforcement of International Sales Contracts for Bosnian judges. This workshop utilized case study materials and trainers from CLDP's Pre Moot  program hosted in Zenica, BiH.  U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Covington and Professor Don De Amicis led the program, which focused on the application of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the New York Convention within the Bosnian legal framework. The workshop, held for 21 participants, aims to increase the capacity of judges to effectively adjudicate international commercial disputes.  The workshop also held sessions on case management techniques for judges aimed at addressing issues around BiH  case backlog and delays.  

December 3, 2019 - December 4, 2019

CLDP Conducts Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Western Balkans

On December 3 and 4, 2019, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Secretariat, and the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, CLDP organized a workshop for customs officials from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Moldova on risk analysis and risk profiles and post-clearance audits (PCA).

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Holds Vis Moot Training for Written Argument

On October 17-20, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CLDP, in coordination with the International University School of Law (IUS), held a workshop to prepare law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2020. 

September 24, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Leads IPR Enforcement Workshop

On September 24-26, 2019, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), CLDP led a workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement for prosecutors, investigators, and judges in coordination with the judicial center of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop featured presentations from an assistant U.S. attorney and a U.S. federal judge on IPR enforcement as well as practical training in adjudication skills using case studies and interactive discussions. In order to strengthen BiH’s intellectual property regime and create a critical mass of prosecutors, investigators, and judges trained in the enforcement of IP laws, CLDP will provide technical assistance focused on the prosecution and adjudication of trademark infringement and copyright infringement cases. CLDP will include a specific focus on software and media licensing violations, which will be crucial to BiH’s growing information and communications technology industry.

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Balkans: CLDP Conducts Second Regional Customs Workshop

On May 14-16, in collaboration with the customs committees of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, and Moldova, CLDP organized its second workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Petrovac, Montenegro. 

February 13, 2019 - February 17, 2019

CLDP Led Vis Moot Training for BiH Law Students

From February 13-17, CLDP conducted a follow up five-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the second phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program.