Bosnia and Herzegovina
Practice Relating to the Use of Prohibited Weapons
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Military Instructions (1992) states: “All means and methods of warfare are allowed, except for the ones which are prohibited or restricted by the international law of war.”
Under the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Code (1998), the use of, or order to use, “means or practices of warfare prohibited by the rules of international law” in time of war or armed conflict is a war crime.
The Republika Srpska’s Criminal Code (2000) contains the same provision.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Criminal Code (2003) states: “Whoever in time of war or armed conflict orders the violation of laws and practices of warfare, or whoever violates them, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years or long-term imprisonment.”