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THE CRIMINAL CODE
OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Terrorism
Article 201
(1) Whoever perpetrates a terrorist act with the aim of seriously intimidating a population or
unduly compelling the Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities, government of another state or
international organisation to perform or abstain from performing any act, or with the aim of
seriously destabilising or destroying the fundamental political, constitutional, economic or social
structures of Bosnia and Herzegovina, of another state or international organisation,
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than three five years.
(2) If the death of one or more people resulted from perpetration of the criminal offence referred
to in paragraph 1 of this Article, the perpetrator
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than five eight years.
(3) If in the course of the perpetration of the criminal offence referred to in paragraph 1 of this
Article the perpetrator intentionally deprived another person of his life, he
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than ten years or long-term imprisonment.
(4) Whoever procures or prepares the instruments or removes the obstacles or undertakes some
other action thereby creating conditions for the perpetration of the criminal offense referred to in
Paragraph (1) of this Article, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term between one and ten
years.
(4)(5) A terrorist act, in terms of this Article, means one of the following intentional acts which,
given its nature or its context, may cause serious damage to a state or international organisation:
a) Attack upon person’s life, which may cause death;
b) Attack upon the physical integrity of a person;
c) Unlawful confinement of, keeping confined or in some other manner depriving another of
the freedom of movement, or restricting it in some way, with the aim to force him or
some other person to do or to omit or to bear something (kidnapping) or taking of
hostages;
d) Causing a great damage to facility of Bosnia and Herzegovina, facility of government of
another state or public facility, a transport system, an infrastructure facility, including an
information system, a fixed platform located on the continental shelf, a public place or
private property, likely to endanger human life or result in major economic loss;
e) Kidnapping of aircraft, ships or other means of public or goods transport;
f) Manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport, supply, use of or training for the use of
weapons, explosives, nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or radioactive material, as
well as research into, and development of, biological and chemical weapons or
radioactive material;
g) Releasing dangerous substances, or causing fire, explosion or floods the effect of which
is to endanger human life;
h) Interfering with or disrupting the supply of water, power or any other fundamental natural
resource the effect of which is to endanger human life;
i) Threatening to perpetrate any of the acts referred to in items a) to h) of this paragraph.

Funding of Terrorist Activities
Article 202
(1) Whoever by any means, directly or indirectly, provides, collects or ensures funds in
another way with the aim that they are used or knowing that they are to be used, in full or
in part, for the purpose of perpetrating a criminal offences referred to in Articles 191
(Taking of Hostages), 192 (Endangering Persons under International Protection), 194
(Illicit Procurement and Disposal of Nuclear Material), 194a (Endangering a Nuclear
Facility), 196 (Piracy), 197 (Hijacking an Aircraft or a Ship or a Fixed Platform), 198
(Endangering the Safety of Air Traffic and Maritime Navigation or Fixed Platforms), 199
(Destruction and Removal of Signal Devices Utilised for Safety of the Air Traffic), 200
(Misuse of Telecommunication Signals), 201 (Terrorism), 202a (Public Enticement to
Terrorist Activities), 202b (Recruitment for the Purposes of Terrorist Activities) and 202c
of this Code (Training for the Purpose of Execution of Terrorist Activities) or any other
criminal offense that can result in death or serious bodily injury of civilian or person who is
not actively engaged in hostilities in an armed conflict, when the purpose of such offence,
by its nature or context, is to intimidate population or to compel the authorities of Bosnia
and Herzegovina or other authorities or international organizations to perform or to
abstain from performing an act, regardless of the fact whether the terrorist activities have
been conducted or not and whether the funds have been used for conduct of terrorist
activities, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than three years;
(2) The punishment referred to in the paragraph (1) of this Article will be applicable to
anyone who in any manner, directly or indirectly, provides or collects or ensures funds in
another way:
a. With a purpose that they are used in full or partially for any of the purposes of terrorist
organizations or terrorists individually, or
b. Knowing that they would, in full or partially, be used for the perpetration of criminal
offences referred to in the paragraph (1) of this Article by terrorist organizations or
terrorists individually.
(3) The collected funds, that are intended to be used for perpetration or have been created
by perpetration of a criminal offense referred to in the paragraph (1) of this Article, shall
be confiscated.
(4) Funds referred to in the paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article are considered to be any
funds, items or rights, material or non-material, moveable or real estate, regardless of their
origin as well as legal documents or instruments in any form, including electronic or
digital, that prove the ownership or title to a particular property, including and not limited
to bank loans, travel checks, banking checks, cash orders, shares, securities, bonds, bill of
exchange and letters of credit.

Public Incitement to Terrorist Activities
Article 202a
Whoever publically, on the mass media, disseminates or in any other way communicates a
message to the public whose aim is to incite another to perpetrate any of the criminal offenses
referred to in Article 191 (Taking Hostages), 192 (Endangering Internationally Protected
Persons), 194 (Illicit Procurement and Disposal of Nuclear Material), 194a (Endangering a
Nuclear Facility), 196 (Piracy), 197 (Hijacking an Aircraft or a Ship or Occupying a Fixed
Platform), 198 (Endangering the Safety of Air Traffic and Maritime Navigation or Fixed
Platforms), 199 (Destruction and Removal of Signal Devices Utilized for Safety of the Air
Traffic), 200 (Misuse of Telecommunication Signals), 201 (Terrorism), 202 (Funding of Terrorist
Activities), 202b (Recruiting for Terrorist Activities), 202c (Training for Terrorist Activities), and
202d (Organizing a Terrorist Group) of this Code, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term
of not less than three years.

Recruitment for Terrorist Activities
Article 202b
Whoever recruits or incites another to perpetrate or participate or aide in the perpetration of or to
join a terrorist group with the aim of perpetrating any of the criminal offenses referred to in
Article 191 (Taking Hostages), 192 (Endangering Internationally Protected Persons), 194 (Illicit
Procurement and Disposal of Nuclear Material), 194a (Endangering a Nuclear Facility), 196
(Piracy), 197 (Hijacking an Aircraft or a Ship or Occupying a Fixed Platform), 198
(Endangering the Safety of Air Traffic and Maritime Navigation or Fixed Platforms), 199
(Destruction and Removal of Signal Devices Utilized for Safety of the Air Traffic), 200 (Misuse
of Telecommunication Signals), 201 (Terrorism), 202 (Funding of Terrorist Activities), 202a
(Public Inciting to Terrorist Activities), and 202c (Training for Terrorist Activities) of this Code,
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than three years.

Training for Terrorist Activities
Article 202c
(1) Whoever trains another person to make or use explosives, firearms or other weapons or
harmful or hazardous substances or explosive devices or trains them to apply other specific
methods, techniques or skills with the aim of perpetrating any of the criminal offenses referred to
in Article 191 (Taking Hostages), 192 (Endangering Internationally Protected Persons), 194
(Illicit Procurement and Disposal of Nuclear Material), 194a (Endangering a Nuclear Facility),
196 (Piracy), 197 (Hijacking an Aircraft or a Ship or Occupying a Fixed Platform), 198
(Endangering the Safety of Air Traffic and Maritime Navigation or Fixed Platforms), 199
(Destruction and Removal of Signal Devices Utilized for Safety of the Air Traffic), 200 (Misuse
of Telecommunication Signals), 201 (Terrorism), 202 (Funding of Terrorist Activities), 202a
(Public Inciting to Terrorist Activities), and 202b (Recruiting for Terrorist Activities) of this
Code, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than three years.
(2) The punishment referred to in Paragraph (1) of this Article shall also be imposed on whoever
provides resources for the training, or in any way renders available premises or other space with
the knowledge that they would be used for the perpetration of the criminal offense referred to in
Paragraph (1) of this Article.

Organizing a Terrorist Group
Article 202d
(1) Whoever organizes a terrorist group or in another way brings together not less than three
persons for the purpose of perpetration of any of the criminal offenses referred to in Article 191
(Taking Hostages), 192 (Endangering Internationally Protected Persons), 194 (Illicit
Procurement and Disposal of Nuclear Material), 194a (Endangering a Nuclear Facility), 196
Piracy), 197 (Hijacking an Aircraft or a Ship or Occupying a Fixed Platform), 198
(Endangering the Safety of Air Traffic and Maritime Navigation or Fixed Platforms), 199
(Destruction and Removal of Signal Devices Utilized for Safety of the Air Traffic), 200 (Misuse
of Telecommunication Signals), 201 (Terrorism), 202 (Funding of Terrorist Activities), 202a
(Public Inciting to Terrorist Activities), 202b (Recruiting for Terrorist Activities), and 202c
(Training for Terrorist Activities) of this Code, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of
not less than five years.
(2) Whoever becomes a member of the group referred to in Paragraph (1) of this Article or in any
other way participates in the activities of a terrorist group, including providing financial or any
other assistance, shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not less than three years.
(3) A member of the group referred to in Paragraph (1) of this Article who informs on the group
before perpetrating a criminal offense as a member of the group or for the group, shall be
punished by a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, but may also be
relieved from punishment.

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