HoR adopts changes to Criminal Procedure Law

NEWS 17.09.2018 12:49
Source: N1

The House of Representatives (HoR) adopted on Monday changes to Bosnia’s Criminal Procedure Law that are essential for the integrity of Bosnia’s judiciary.

The House of Peoples adopted these changes last week and Monday’s decision from the other chamber completed the procedure necessary for the new law to be in place.  

The Constitutional Court declared some of the Law’s articles addressing the process of granting immunity from legal prosecution, physical search and special investigative procedures as unconstitutional in 2016, and gave lawmakers six months to adopt adequate changes.  

They have, until now, failed to do so.  

International actors, most of all EU representatives, have been urging Bosnia’s Parliamentarians to adopt the law as soon as possible, stating that the rule of law is, without the changes, in jeopardy.  

Had it not have been adopted, hundreds of investigations into terrorism and organized crime that the police and Bosnia's intelligence agency have conducted would have been jeopardized.