Bariša Čolak (Široki Brijeg, 1. siječnja 1956.), hrvatski političar u Bosni i Hercegovini (HDZBiH)
Završio je Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru, upisao je poslijediplomski studij na Pravnom fakultetu u Mostaru, sudjelovao je na brojnim stručnim i znanstvenim seminarima iz područja pravosuđa i uprave.
Bio je sudac Općinskog suda u Širokom Brijegu (1988. – 1993.), a zatim postaje pomoćnik ministra, onda zamjenik ministra i sam ministar pravosuđa u Vladi Hrvatske Republike Herceg-Bosne (1993. – 1996.). Nakon rata predsjednik je Vlade Zapadnohercegovačke županije (1996. – 1999.), ministar pravde u Vladi FBiH (1999. – 2001.), zastupnik u Zastupničkom domu Parlamenta FBiH (2001. - 2002.), a obnašao je i dužnost supredsjedatelja Zastupničkog doma Parlamentarne skupštine BiH (2003.). Nakon toga je ministar sigurnosti (2003. - 2007.) i ministar pravde Bosne i Hercegovine (2007.).
Što se tiče stranačkog angažmana, bio je član Predsjedništva HDZ-a Bosne i Hercegovine, od 10. svibnja 2002.
do 26. travnja 2003. godine obnašao je dužnost vršitelja dužnosti predsjednika HDZBiH-a, a od 26. travnja 2003. do 4. lipnja 2005. godine i predsjednika HDZBiH-a.
Trenutačno je član Predsjedništva HDZBiH-a.
Oženjen je, otac troje djece.
Bariša Čolak (1 January 1956) is Bosnian politician and lawyer. As of 2007, he is Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bariša Čolak was born on 1 January 1956 in Široki Brijeg. He attended elementary and high school in Široki Brijeg. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of University Džemal Bijedić of Mostar in 1979.
He is currently attending postgraduate studies on subject Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Law, but because of his duties as minister, study is on halt.
From 1979 to 1988 with a break from April 1980 to April 1981, he worked as director of the constructional hardware "Metalac Lištica" which was part of the SOKO company in Mostar. From 1988 to the end of 1993 he worked as judge in Široki Brijeg. Čolak joined Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH) in 1993. After that, until 1996, he was assistant of the Minister of Justice, Deputy Minister of Justice and later Minister of Justice of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia. After the war, from 1996 until September 1999, he was first Prime Minister of the West Herzegovina Canton.
He was member of the party's Municipal Board in Široki Brijeg and later member of the Cantonal Board of the West Herzegovina Canton and member of the Central Committee of the party.
He was also repeatedly member of the party's Presidency.
In 1999 he become Minister of Justice of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the 2000 elections he won 5,412 votes for seat in the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he continued to be minister in the Government. From 2001 until 2002 he was acting president of the HDZ BiH, and in March 2002 he left Ministry of Justice and dedicated him self to the party's activity, since he was become president of the HDZ BiH. On the elections of 2002 he won 16,721 votes and entered Federal Parliament. He remained party's president until 2005. In January 2003 he become Minister of Safety of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and held that duty until 2007. Again, in February 2007 he was named Minister of Justice, and currently he holds this duty. He is also member of the Presidency of HDZ BiH.
Čolak is married to Anela Čolak and he has three children, daughters Marija and Ana and son Marko.