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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE FEDERATION OF BIH
(Official Gazette of the Federation of BIH N°36/03)
Any person damaging or destroying a cultural monument or protected natural site
shall be subject to a monetary fine or a prison sentence of up to three years.
If an act as defined in §1 of this article is perpetrated on a cultural monument or
protected natural site of particular value or has caused significant damage, a prison
sentence of from six months to five years shall be imposed.
Any person exporting to or importing from a foreign country a national monument or
protected natural object without a permit from the relevant authority shall be subject
to a prison sentence of up to three years.
The sentence prescribed in §3 of this article shall be imposed on a person who failed
to return a cultural monument or protected object within the term specified by
Any person who carries out works of conservation, restoration or research on a
cultural monument without a permit from the relevant authority or contrary to a ban
or conducts archaeological excavations or research on a cultural monument without a
permit from the relevant authority in consequence of which the monument is
destroyed, suffers serious damage or ceases to have the characteristics of a
monument shall be subject to a monetary fine or a prison sentence of up to one
If an act as defined in §1 of this article is perpetrated on a cultural monument of
particular value or significance or results in serious damage, the perpetrator shall be