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Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2009
Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o upravnom postupku, 2009

Official Gazette No.93/09

On 20 February 2009, the Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code were promulgated. It provides for the compulsory detention of persons sentenced at first instance to five year's imprisonment or more, removing the ability, available under the previous Code, for trial chambers to order the temporary release of an accused following the pronouncement of a first-instance verdict. The change is intended to enable a more efficient court procedure and prevent persons convicted of serious crimes to commit new crimes or leave Bosnia and Herzegovina in between the first sentence and the appeal process. The new measure may not be applied retroactively.

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