Abuse of Official Position and Authorities in the Law of Republika Srpska // Zloupotreba službenog položaja i ovlašćenja u pravu Republike Srpske


  • Miodrag N. Simović Sudija Ustavnog suda Bosne i Hercegovine i redovni profesor Pravnog fakulteta Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci, redovni član Akademije nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine, inostrani član Ruske akademije prirodnih nauka, redovni član Evropske akademije nauka i umjetnosti i redovni član Balkanskog naučnog centra Ruske akademije prirodnih nauka
  • Dragan Jovašević Redovni profesor Pravnog fakulteta Univerziteta u Nišu
  • Vladimir M. Simović Tužilac Tužilaštva Bosne i Hercegovine i vanredni profesor Fakulteta za bezbjednost i zaštitu Nezavisnog univerziteta u Banjoj Luci i Fakulteta pravnih nauka Univerziteta „Vitez“ u Vitezu




Legal, quality, efficient, and purposeful actions by official and responsible persons in state bodies and legal entities in exercising entrusted public authorities and official duties are the foundation and guarantee for public services and state bodies functioning in general. From ancient times to the present day there have been individuals and groups who, instead of working in the interest and on behalf of the state bodies and public services violated rules of service and thus committed various abuse. Abuse of official position or authority is the ground criminal act against official duty punishable by severe prison sentence. The act appears in the form of exploitation of official position or authority in overstepping the boundaries of official authority or failing to execute official duty. Depending on the perpetrator’s intent and type of consequence caused, this criminal act has primary and three severe forms. This paper discusses concept, elements, characteristics, and forms of the misuse of official position and authority as the principal official criminal act in legal system of Republika Srpska.