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In accordance with the Constitution of BiH and the Law on Independent and Regulatory Bodies for the Police Force of BiH (the Official Gazette, no 36/08), the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, at the 62th session of the House of Representatives, held on 23/01/2014, and the 36rd session of the House of Peoples, held on 12/03/2014, appointed the members of the Citizens’ Police Complaints Board of the BiH PA, proposed by the Ad Hoc Joint Committee for the Implementation of Appointment Procedures (‘’the Official Gazette of BiH’’ no: 20/14 of 17.03.2014).
The Citizens’ Police Complaints Board is an independent body of the BiH PA, which acts impartially and without affiliation to any political party, registered organization, association, or people in BiH.
The Board consists of seven members, prominent citizens, who are elected from the BiH constitutive peoples. The members can not be the employees of any police body.
The Citizens’ Police Complaints Board is responsible for the following: receiving, registering, assessing and forwarding complaints relating to the conduct of BiH police officials’; sending the complaints to the applicable police bodies; monitoring the progress of the complaint; initiating proceedings against complainants in cases of false or biased complaints; keeping records and databases of citizens’ complaints against police officials; collating investigation results and other evidence for the instigation of disciplinary or criminal proceedings; providing all necessary information to the complainant with regards to their complaint.
The Chairperson, Deputy Chairpersons, and members of the Citizens’ Police Complaints Board are appointed for a term of four years, and can be relieved of office by the BiH PA.