The Venice Commission’s Opinion
"In the vetting process, IPTF has failed to provide the relevant police officers with a public, adversarial, impartial and independent examination of their rights, while the review mechanism […] appeared to be abortive for the larger part. The Venice Commission considers that no convincing justification has been adduced for this failure. […] The crucial nature of this process in ensuring peace in Bosnia does not explain why, for example, the police officers were not heard in person or allowed to make submissions or challenge allegations against them, or why they were not provided with access to their files and the evidence adduced against them. […] Compliance with human rights standards is so important that no international mechanism or procedure may be allowed to circumvent it."
Venice Commission, 24 October 2005