Bosnia and Herzegovina has a legal system that is based on the principles of civil law and is influenced by the former Yugoslavian legal system. The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the highest legal authority, and it is supplemented by the laws of the two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republika Srpska. The legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina also includes the decisions of international organizations such as the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.
The judicial system of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of various levels of courts. At the highest level are the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Below that is the Appellate Court and the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. The lower level courts are the District, Cantonal, and Municipal courts.
The legal profession in Bosnia and Herzegovina is regulated by the Bar Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and there are two professional organizations for lawyers: the Association of Legal Advisors for Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Association of Legal Counselors for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a Constitution which is the highest legal authority in the country. This Constitution is supplemented by the laws of the two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Republika Srpska. The country is also party to numerous international conventions and agreements, such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and the United Nations Charter.