June 2011
Supporting Legal Education in Bosnia and Herzegonvina

EWMI and its partner, Foundation Mediacentar Sarajevo, organized the first high school mock trial program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Organized under the “Support to BiH Judiciary: Education of Students and Communication with Local Communities” project, the first mock trial was held in Prnjavor, on May 27, 2011, for the senior students of the Secondary School Rada Vranjesevic. A second mock trial was held in Sarajevo, on June 2, 2011 for the High School of Commerce. The mock trials reached over 100 students with the aim of educating them about the legal system of BiH, the role of the courts and the judges, and the way in which cases are processed. When asked about the project, Azra Baralija, the Director of the Sarajevo School of Trade, responded, “As a teacher and educator, I find this project to be an excellent opportunity for children to learn more about the justice system in their country. It is innovative, creative and challenging for the children.”