Paving the way to compensation claims
In 2015, TRIAL International established a historic precedent: a victim was awarded compensations in criminal proceedings. This year, the organization sought to disseminate the practice countrywide, including at entity level.
Five sexual violence victims were granted compensation before the Court of BiH, two of which were supported by TRIAL International. The Doboj District Court was the first entity-level jurisdiction to follow the same path thanks to TRIAL’s advocacy.
What better way to advocate for this practice than giving the floor to victims themselves? All too often reduced to a passive role, nine courageous women testified on the importance of compensation and their frustration at the Bosnian system.