Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska
|Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska|
|Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova Republike Srpske
Министарство унутрашњих послова Републике Српске
Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Srpske
|Headquarters||Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
The Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska (MUP RS) (Bosnian: Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova Republike Srpske; Croatian: Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Srpske; Serbian: Министарство унутрашњих послова Републике Српске) is the interior ministry of the Republika Srpska entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The police are under the direct control of the MUP RS. The duties of the police are protecting the rights of all its citizens, preventing and responding to disasters and other emergency situations, and maintaining law and order in society and amongst the civil population. Counter-terrorism branches of the police are tasked with anti-terrorist operations and high profile apprehensions. The police have their main headquarters in Banja Luka, but police academies are situated in Pale, Prijedor, and Bijeljina.
The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture has been critical of law enforcement and prison conditions in Republika Srpska, stating that "ill-treatment by the police remains a frequent occurrence and that little, if any, progress has been made" and that "It should be emphasised that some of the ill-treatment alleged was of such severity that it would amount to torture."
- Toè, Rodolfo (15 October 2013). "Torture in Republika Srpska: the police in the dock". Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso.
- Report to the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 5 to 11 December 2012, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 12 September 2013