Responding to Terrorism in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Legal Perspectives

  • Milijana Buha
  • Velibor Lalić
Keywords: terrorism, Bosnia and Herzegovina, national security, criminal legislation, special investigative actions.

Abstract

Terrorism in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) poses a significant security threat. The terrorist attacks which have been carried out or prevented, BiH citizens who travel to Syria to join terrorist groups, their return home and prosecution open up numerous questions regarding the efficiency of the criminal justice system when dealing with terrorist threats. Response to terrorism is complex and encompasses various measures at the international and national levels. A key precondition for an effective fight against terrorism at the national level is the criminal law framework. This paper addresses substantive criminal law and criminal procedure law in BiH with regard to terrorism offenses and terrorism-related offenses and analyzes the specificities of criminalization in the BiH Criminal Code, the entity criminal codes (Republika Srpska and the Federation of BiH), and the Brčko District of BiH. Finally, the solutions contained in the criminal procedure laws regarding the application of special investigative actions are presented, followed by a critical review of specific legal solutions.: terrorism, Bosnia and Herzegovina, national security, criminal legislation, special investigative actions.

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Published
2021-11-26
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Criminalistic and Criminal Justice Aspects in Solving and Proving of Criminal Of