On 21 September 2004, the workshop entitled “Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Services” took place in the Building of Common Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Sarajevo. The workshop was organized in co-operation with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, the OSCE Mission in BiH, and the Centre for Security Studies, Sarajevo.

In accordance with the Law on the Intelligence and Security Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Agency (OSA) was officially established on 01 June 2004. The goal of the workshop was to offer assistance to the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH as concerns the oversight procedures, relevant under current conditions, over the work of the Agency.