Operational Procedures in Prisons of Bosnia and Herzegovina for Violent and Extremist Prisoners, Rehabilitation of Convicted Persons


  • Marina M. Simović Secretary of the Ombudsman for Children of the Republika Srpska and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of University „Apeiron“ in Banja Luka
  • Mustafa Bisić Deputy Minister of Justice of BiH
  • Vladimir M. Simović Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and associate Professor of the Faculty of Security and Protection of the Independent University of Banja Luka and the law Faculty of the University of “Vitez” in Vitez


The paper presents legal and other regulations and practices concerning high-risk persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This includes persons convicted of terrorist acts under Art. 201-202d and Illegal formation and association with foreign paramilitary or para-police formations - Article 162b of the Criminal Code of BiH.
The author’s attention is focused on security treatment, risk assessment, reclassification of prisoners, the possibility of transfer to another institution, benefits, supervision measures of prohibitions or restrictions, existing restrictions for granting benefits, enhanced supervision, mutual assistance and cooperation between prisons and police agencies in BiH for the purpose of system security regarding execution of criminal sanctions and public order, accommodation, effective right to assistance of interpreters, benefits and health information of prisoners - foreign citizens, notification of the date of entry and release of a foreign citizen or stateless person, and notifications of security agencies or services sent to the institute for execution of criminal sanctions.