Ministry of Interior (Republika Srpska)

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Ministry of Interior of
Republika Srpska
Министарство унутрашњих послова
Републике Српске
Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova
Republike Srpske
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Agency overview
Formed 1992
Headquarters Banja Luka, Republika Srpska,  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website www.mup.vladars.net

The Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska (Serbo-Croatian: Министарство унутрашњих послова Републике Српске (МУП РС) / Ministarstvo unutrašnjih poslova Republike Srpske (MUP RS)') 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."[1][2]

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