Criminal offense of abuse of position and authority: Key problems from the perspective of its prosecution in BiH Cover Image

Krivično djelo zloupotrebe položaja i ovlasti: Ključni problemi iz perspektive njegovog procesuiranja u BiH
Criminal offense of abuse of position and authority: Key problems from the perspective of its prosecution in BiH

Author(s): Sabina Sarajlija
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Public Administration, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Analitika – Centar za društvena istraživanja, sva prava pridržana
Keywords: abuse of power; corruption;
Summary/Abstract: This analysis offers an overview of the historical development of the crime of abuse of power, the characteristics of the crime, legislative and practical specifics and problems in its detection and proof, and provides an overview of case law in this area in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Comparative legal solutions taken for comparison are the countries of the region - Serbia and Croatia. The analysis was performed on the basis of a comparison of legal solutions, analysis of court decisions and everyday, practical experiences of prosecutors. The analysis also includes ideas in the professional community on changing the provisions on this criminal offense and the reasons that guided some comparative legislation to separate this criminal offense into two, according to the criterion of whether the specific criminal offense is committed by an official or responsible person.

  • Page Count: 35
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Bosnian