Bosnia and Herzegovina
Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Amnesty Law (1996), as amended, provided for the release and repatriation of prisoners of war without delay upon cessation of active hostilities.
The Republika Srpska’s Law on Amnesty (1996), as amended, contains the same provision.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Code (2003) states:
Whoever, in violation of the rules of international law, after the termination of a war or armed conflict, orders or conducts an unjustifiable delay in the repatriation of prisoners of war or civilians,
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of between six months and five years.