Norma relacionada
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Practice Relating to Rule 159. Amnesty
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Amnesty Law (1996), as amended, provides:
Amnesty is granted to all persons who committed, until 22 December 1995 [14 December 1995 in the original version before the amendment], criminal offences against the basic principles of the social system and security of Bosnia and Herzegovina … criminal offences against the armed forces … illegal possession of weapons and explosive material … as well as the criminal offence of failing to respond to a call and avoiding the military service by incapacitation or deceit and deliberate withdrawal or escape from the armed forces … if this Law or other related provisions applied in the territory of the Federation foresees penal sanctions against the persons who commit these criminal acts. 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation, Amnesty Law as amended, 1996, Article 1.
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Law on Amnesty (1999) provides:
Exemption from criminal prosecution or full exemption from pronounced sentence or part of the sentence that has not been served (hereinafter: the amnesty) are granted to all persons who committed, in the period between 1 January 1991 and 22 December 1995, any criminal act stipulated in appropriate criminal laws that were applied in the territory of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the Federation), except for criminal acts against humanity and international law as stipulated in Section XVI of the [Criminal Code] of the SFRY [Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia] that has been taken over, and following criminal acts: murder … rape … criminal acts against a person’s dignity and moral … as well as serious cases of robbery … if this Law or other related provisions applied in the territory of the Federation foresees penal sanctions against the persons who commit these criminal acts. 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation, Law on Amnesty, 1999, Article 1.
The Republika Srpska’s Law on Amnesty (1996), as amended in 1999, provides:
Exemption from criminal prosecution or partial or full exemption from pronounced sentence or a part of the sentence that has not been served (hereinafter: the amnesty) are granted to all persons who committed, in the period between 1 January 1991 and 14 December 1995, any criminal act against basic principles of the social system of the Republika Srpska as stipulated in Section XV, and criminal acts against the armed forces of Republika Srpska as stipulated in the Criminal law of Republika Srpska, as well as the following acts: … illegal possession of weapons and explosive material. 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Law on Amnesty, 1996, as amended in 1999, Article 1.
In 1993, in the context of peace talks between the three parties to the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the ICRC reported that “the Bosnian Government says it stands ready to release all prisoners, except war criminals, after an amnesty has been proclaimed”. 
ICRC, Paper on unconditional and unilateral release of all prisoners presented during talks among the three sides to the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Geneva, 2–4 January 1993, annexed to Report of the UN Secretary-General on the activities of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, UN Doc. S/25050, 6 January 1993, Annex IV, § 2(a).
The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Law on Amnesty (1999) provides:
Exemption from criminal prosecution or full exemption from pronounced sentence or part of the sentence that has not been served (hereinafter: the amnesty) are granted to all persons who committed, in the period between 1 January 1991 and 22 December 1995, any criminal act stipulated in appropriate criminal laws that were applied in the territory of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the Federation), except for criminal acts against humanity and international law as stipulated in Section XVI of the [Criminal Code] of the SFRY [Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia] that has been taken over, and following criminal acts: murder … rape … criminal acts against a person’s dignity and moral … as well as serious cases of robbery … if this Law or other related provisions applied in the territory of the Federation foresees penal sanctions against the persons who commit these criminal acts. 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation, Law on Amnesty, 1999, Article 1.
In 1993, in the context of peace talks between the three parties to the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the ICRC reported that “the Bosnian Government says it stands ready to release all prisoners, except war criminals, after an amnesty has been proclaimed”. 
ICRC, Paper on unconditional and unilateral release of all prisoners presented during talks among the three sides to the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Geneva, 2–4 January 1993, annexed to Report of the UN Secretary-General on the activities of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, UN Doc. S/25050, 6 January 1993, Annex IV, § 2(a).