APPEAL SUBMITTED AGAINST DECISION ON CANCELLED PROHIBITION MEASURES IN NOVALIĆ ET AL. CASE07.08.2020. 16:11
The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH filed an appeal against the said decision because the Court of BiH completely failed to determine whether the prohibitive measures fulfilled the purpose for which they were imposed, since the Court of BiH previously determined the existence of circumstances on the part of the suspects indicating that they could obstruct the criminal proceeding through contacts with witnesses, and then ex officio imposed prohibitive measures to eliminate these circumstances.The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH is of the opinion that the Court of BiH can make a law-based decision on the need to further apply prohibitive measures against the suspects only after determining the results of measures that were in force, which will determine the need for their continued existence, termination, tightening or replacement with other measures prescribed by law, and after establishing a system of control over the application of the prohibitive measures.
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