Inspections in the Republika Srpska


  • Milena Simović Associate Professor at the Faculty of Security and Protection of an Independent University in Banja Luka


The National Assembly of the Republika Srpska recently passed a new Law on Inspections of the Republika Srpska, which was published in the “Official Gazette of the Republika Srpska”, No. 18/20 of March 4, 2020. The adoption of this law was preceded by a public debate because it regulates issues that are of special importance to citizens and which it is necessary to consult the most widely interested bodies and organizations, scientific and professional institutions. Among other things, in relation to the previously valid Law on Inspections in the Republika Srpska, a new category of inspectors was introduced - inspector of special and internal control, all with the aim of raising the quality of work of inspectors, eliminating illegal, irregular and unprofessional work, respecting the rules of procedure, standardization of actions by improving internal procedures and gaining the trust of citizens and legal entities in the work of inspections. In order to avoid duplication, i.e. overlapping of inspection controls, the harmonization of work plans of republic inspectors and inspectors who perform inspection supervision at the level of local self-government units is regulated, in order to improve coordination of inspections and efficiency of inspection supervision and monitoring their implementation. In addition, in order to contribute to the growth of the economy and competitiveness in the business environment through inspection supervision, new powers have been prescribed to strengthen the preventive action of the Republic Administration for Inspection Affairs, which is reflected in providing advisory assistance to supervised entities.