Bosnia and Herzegovina
Practice Relating to Rule 31. Humanitarian Relief Personnel
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Code (2003), as amended in 2004, states:
Whoever unlawfully confines, keeps confined or in some other manner deprives an internationally protected person of the freedom of movement, or restricts it in some way, with the aim to force him or some other person to do or to omit or to bear something, or perpetrates some other violence against such a person or his liberty … shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of between one and ten years.
In an appeal issued in 1992, the Presidency of the Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina stated: “We shall make efforts to provide, as soon as possible, conditions for operations of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations and, in particular, to ensure respect for their representatives, vehicles and supplies and their safe work.”