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CRIMINAL CODE OF REPUBLIKA SRPSKA
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(Official Gazette of Republika Srpska n°49/03)
Any person who in the course of archaeological, geological, palaeotological or
mineralogical research and excavations, archive research or inany other way
appropriates excavated items, material or items found that are of cultural or
historical value, archive material or natural rarity shall be subject to a prison
sentence of from six months to five years.
The sentence prescribed in para. 1 of this article shall also be imposed on any person
who contrary to the law destroys or damages a cultural monument, protected natural
site or other item of particular cultural or historical value.
Any person who without authorization conducts works of conservation, restoration or
research, or who without authorization conducts archaeological excavations or
research, as a result of which a monument is seriously damaged or destroyed, shall
be subject to a monetary fine or a prison sentence of up to three years.
If the acts defined in paras. 1, 2 and 3 of this article are perpetrated on an item or
monument of particular historical or cultural value, or if such acts give rise to major
damage, the perpetrator shall be subject to a prison sentence of from one to eight