The police officers’ fight for justice
Bosnia's disqualified police officers, having failed to win support from the international mission, set about helping themselves. They founded the Association of Decertified Policemen in the Federation on 2 February 2004, and its counterpart in Republika Srpska on 31 January 2005. The objective of the two associations is to achieve a review of the IPTF decisions and a re-instatement of those officers who were unfairly disqualified. Representing a total of 281 former officers, they have staged protests and demonstrations, written letters and petitions, held dozens of meetings with international and Bosnian officials, and organised 157 applications to the European Court of Human Rights. "We won't give up until we obtain justice," said Ramo Sulic, president of the Federation association.