Protecting the Rights of the Accused

Odsjek Krivi─Źne Odbrane (OKO) is the criminal defence section of the Sector for legal aid of the BiH Ministry of Justice. It is a unique institution in international criminal law which is designed to ensure the highest standards of defence in domestic war crimes trials.

OKO provides legal and administrative support to individual advocates defending cases before the Court of BiH, as well as a detailed training programme for lawyers and those involved in the trial process. OKO also conducts other activities in the legal community in order to ensure widespread dissemination of information about war crimes in the region and also support for the legal profession.