Telecommunication Surveillance in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Policy brief

Author
Sanjin Hamidičević
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Centre for Security Studies
Abstract
The constitutional construction of Bosnia and Herzegovina created multiple police agencies and four judicial systems, which means that fifteen police agencies and the Intelligence- Security Agency of BiH could file a demand for telecommunication surveillance from 68 different courts. Even though the legal framework has been equalized, this complexity together with parliamentary oversight on multiple levels opens up penetration points for the misuse of telecommunication surveillance. In order to prevent eventual misuse, this paper recommends to decrease the number of courts that can issue warrants, create a coordination system for telecommunication surveillance between the police agencies and define guidelines for parliamentary oversight.
Topic
National Security, International Security, Political stability
Political Geography
Bosnia and Herzegovina