Bosnia Herzegovina: Commuting a prison sentence into a fine is possible in Republika Srpska

A sentence of imprisonment that does not exceed one year of imprisonment will be replaced by a fine at the request of the convicted person

The draft amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republika Srpska (RS), which stipulates that a prison sentence of up to one year can be paid off by anyone, if they wish, instead of it being decided by a court, should be presented to the members of the National Assembly of RS (NARS) at the next session.

Up until now, the court has decided on who among those convicted of up to 12 months can replace a prison sentence with a fine, and the amendments stipulate that anyone sentenced to a year or less can automatically do so.