The European Commission reports regularly to the EU Council and Parliament on the progress the countries of the Western Balkans region have made towards European integration, assessing their efforts to comply with the Copenhagen criteria and the conditionality of the Stabilisation and Association Process. This report covers the period from October 2012 to September 2013. Progress is measured on the basis of decisions taken, legislation adopted and measures implemented. The report relies on numerous sources including contributions from the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the EU Member States, European Parliament reports and information from various international and non-governmental organisations. See pages 12-14 for the Commission’s assessment of the Judicial System (including the backlog of war crimes cases).